2 For you have given him his heart’s desire;
you have withheld nothing he requested.
3 You welcomed him back with success and prosperity.
You placed a crown of finest gold on his head.
4 He asked you to preserve his life,
and you granted his request.
The days of his life stretch on forever.
5 Your victory brings him great honor,
and you have clothed him with splendor and majesty.
6 You have endowed him with eternal blessings
and given him the joy of your presence.
7 For the king trusts in the Lord.
The unfailing love of the Most High will keep him from stumbling.
8 You will capture all your enemies.
Your strong right hand will seize all who hate you.
9 You will throw them in a flaming furnace
when you appear.
The Lord will consume them in his anger;
fire will devour them.
10 You will wipe their children from the face of the earth;
they will never have descendants.
11 Although they plot against you,
their evil schemes will never succeed.
12 For they will turn and run
when they see your arrows aimed at them.
13 Rise up, O Lord, in all your power.
With music and singing we celebrate your mighty acts.
– Psalm 21
Key Verse: “For the king trusts in the Lord; through the unfailing love of the Most High he will not be shaken.” Psalm 21:7
How many people watch your life? The king’s actions and choices were seen by every person in the land. As the king went, so went the nation. Most people underestimate their influence.
How many people are in your family? Your workplace? Your neighborhood? Your classes? Your team? Your email, facebook, and twitter accounts?
When you touch one life, that person reaches so many additional people. Now how many people do you think you influence?
When you decide to trust the Lord, you affect generations. You leave a legacy that will outlive you. In the center of this psalm, David writes about the dependable and unfailing love of God.
You will not be shaken in a trial when God is your rock and your hope. People will notice a Strength greater than your own. Who you rely on becomes obvious when you are in a battle. Choose the Lord and you will impact the people around you in the deepest and most genuine way.
Read Pastor Jesse Bradley’s interpretation of Psalm 20 here!