Reading Psalm 21 reminds me of David asking, “What shall be done to the man that killeth this Philistine, and taketh away the reproach from Israel?” 1 Samuel 17:26. The people replied him as before saying, So shall it be done to the man that killeth him…
Now, he that “trusteth in the Lord, and through the mercy of the most High he shall not be moved.” Psalm 21:7
The Lord will fulfil all your petitions
- you shall be given the desires of your heart, everything you ask for, vs 2.
The Lord will set on you blessings of goodness
- You shall be welcomed with success and prosperity and be set on your head a royal crown, vs 3.
The Lord will make you more blessed forever
The Lord will give you firm and honour
- you shall be clothed with splendour and majesty, vs 5
There are so many benefits including that He’ll be your defence, your shield and banner. However believers also should know God may choose to load you with them in this life, sometimes not. But he’s provided ultimate deliverance from sin and death through the death of his Son Jesus for all who believe. I hear Paul say, “And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” 2 Corinthians 12:7-9. However God provides protection for all his people if we trust in him and follow his commands.
Why should you trust him? Because He’s you’re creator who is worthy of our loyalty and worship. But of course time and again his people forget him and tend to think they deserved God’s special blessings because of their culture and tradition and moral superiority. Remember it’s not works that matters lest any would boast. His grace should always humble you. Hear what David says, “The king shall joy in thy strength, O Lord; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!” Psalm 21:1, and 7, “For the king trusteth in the Lord, and through the mercy of the most High he shall not be moved.”
Listen also to this; “Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine anger: the Lord shall swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire shall devour them. Their fruit shalt thou destroy from the earth, and their seed from among the children of men” (Psalm 21:9-10).
Every believer must decide for himself whether this fire of the Lord should be a guiding light to protect him about or a consuming fire to punish him when he’s disrespectful and disobedient – choose you now!
Relying in our own strength and effort will disappoint him greatly, instead David cried, “Be thou exalted, Lord , in thine own strength: so will we sing and praise thy power.” Psalm 21:13