David, Jesus and Us

David, Jesus and Us

Psalm 21. For the director of music. A Psalm of David.

[This Psalm has a triple message. First it speaks of David’s relationship with the Lord; secondarily it is a Messianic prophecy, predicting the victory of Jesus over death and the devil; third, it speaks truth about the life of each believer.]

“O LORD, the king rejoices in your strength.”

[In realizing how helpless we are, Lord, it is wonderful to know that your strength is at work in our weakness, that our weakness actually makes your power perfect (2 Cor. 12:9).

David struggled with his own weakness in dealing with danger on the inside from his own men (his general, Joab and David’s son, Absalom, and when his followers wanted to stone him at Ziklag), as well as those enemies who attacked from the outside.

In like manner, Jesus made himself vulnerable and weak as a human being, having to rely on prayer, the help of the Spirit in His ministry and the Father’s power to rise Him from the dead.

We, also, on an everyday basis, face enemies who are too strong for us, both human and spiritual, but we have your strength to rely on.]

“How great is his joy in the victories you give!”

[The victories in our lives are gifts from you, Lord, and we can rejoice as you help us move ahead, defeat our inner evil (the flesh), and the outer evil (the devil and the corruption of this fallen world), just as Jesus did.

To know you, Lord Jesus, to intentionally live in your Truth is to experience your power, and to receive your joy. Help us to be consistent in that for today.]

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