“Through the victories you gave, his glory is great; you have bestowed on him splendor and majesty. Surely you have granted him unending [perennial] blessings and made him glad with the joy of your presence.” Psalm 21:5-6
Psalm 21 is a praise psalm. And like every praise psalm in the book of Psalms, this psalm features three ingredients. You have 1) an introductory call to praise, 2) then a list of reasons to praise God, and 3) a final resolve to praise the Lord.
Through these three ingredients, the author of Psalm 21 – whom I inherently believe to be King David is expressing this thought; he is Rejoicing in God’s Powerful Salvation.
David’s appreciation of God’s powerful salvation may have stemmed from being delivered from either King Saul or from his own son Absalom. In both cases, God saved him from his enemies. Because of course, both of these men would have taken that royal honour and majesty away from David.
But do you really want to know what caused David to be exceedingly glad? The promise of God’s presence – God’s countenance.
David would be glad for ever in God’s presence – not because he was sinless or because he earned that blessing – but because he trusted in the Lord. David trusted that God’s promises were greater than any storm or obstacles he could ever faced and it was God’s presence that gave him the confidence to stand in this truth.
If you are still reading this message today, I want you to walk boldly and confidently in this biblical truth as well! No matter the size of your storm and/or dilemma through Christ we not only have the presence of God with us, but through the gift of the Holy Spirit, He now lives in us!
We all have been called to praise God, He has given us plenty of reasons to praise Him, and as such, we should be resolved to praise Him because He promises never to leave us not forsake us (Hebrews 13:8).