Spiritual Thoughts by Jenny V

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Psalm 21

Psa 21:1
O LORD, in Your strength the king will be glad, And in Your salvation how greatly he will rejoice!
Psa 21:2
You have given him his heart's desire, And You have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah.
Psa 21:3
For You meet him with the blessings of good things; You set a crown of fine gold on his head.
Psa 21:4
He asked life of You, You gave it to him, Length of days forever and ever.
Psa 21:5
His glory is great through Your salvation, Splendor and majesty You place upon him.
Psa 21:6
For You make him most blessed forever; You make him joyful with gladness in Your presence.
Psa 21:7
For the king trusts in the LORD, And through the lovingkindness of the Most High he will not be shaken.
Psa 21:8
Your hand will find out all your enemies; Your right hand will find out those who hate you.
Psa 21:9
You will make them as a fiery oven in the time of your anger; The LORD will swallow them up in His wrath, And fire will devour them.
Psa 21:10
Their offspring You will destroy from the earth, And their descendants from among the sons of men.
Psa 21:11
Though they intended evil against You {And} devised a plot, They will not succeed.
Psa 21:12
For You will make them turn their back; You will aim with Your bowstrings at their faces.
Psa 21:13
Be exalted, O LORD, in Your strength; We will sing and praise Your power.

I choose to focus on the opening theme of this passage... God's great strength. So often we put our trust in that which is other than our God. My studies in 1 Samuel remind me that we are to put our full trust in God, not so much in the blessings that he has provided. God is my strength. Sometimes I forget about the source of my strength. I must press on in overcoming this.

Powerful God, you are the strength of my life. I praise you for the blessings you have bestowed upon me. Please give me strength and dedication to always trust you first and rejoice because of our relationship . Although I rejoice as a reaction to your blessings, I must praise you first and foremost simply for your love. Amen.


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