Psalm 21 & 22: The LORD’S
Verse of the Day: (22:28) For the kingdom is the LORD’S: and he is the governor among the nations.
1. The Life (21:1-13)
He asked life of thee, and thou gavest it him, even length of days for ever and ever. (21:4)
Are you sad? Rejoice in the Lord as He shall bless you with life everlasting as you trust and obey Him. David trusted and obeyed God, and God blessed him, and his family and kingdom, and they enjoyed the riches of both His material as well as spiritual blessings. In fact, this was the pinnacle of the kingdom of Israel during the reign of David, as after Solomon, his son, took over from him, and committed idolatry and immorality, the kingdom began its rapid decline, and had never regained its power and glory since then. Indeed, life is like a vapour, and we do not even know whether we will live tomorrow. Let us believe in and receive Jesus as our Saviour knowing that we have only one life and soon it will pass, and only what’s done for Him will last for all eternity. (James 4:13-17)
2. The Lion (22:1-27)
They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion. (22:13)
David, inspired by the Holy Spirit, wrote this prophetic psalm of the first coming of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, even though he could not fully comprehend how it could ever happened that God could become a Man. Indeed, this is God’s sovereignty, as He can do the impossible, even without man. However, God’s enemy, Satan, the devil, as a ravening and roaring lion sought to hinder Jesus’ miraculous birth to a virgin, Mary, and her husband, Joseph. Nevertheless, God, the Creator, always wins, as Satan, His fallen creature, could never hinder Jesus’ birth. In fact, Jesus left the splendour of heaven, and came to earth, and subsequently died and shed His precious blood for the sins of the world. Today, Satan is still on the offensive side trying to discourage and demoralise God’s people. However, God is with His people, and He shall protect and preserve them to the end. Satan’s ultimate end is fiery hell, while that of God’s people shall be with Him in His home in heaven. (Revelation 20) Meanwhile, let us put on the whole armour of God against the wiles and wits of the devil, and pray without ceasing. (Ephesians 6:10-19)
3. The LORD’S (22:28-31)
A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation. (22:30)
The Seed is none other than Jesus who will serve God, His Father, not only for His own generation but for all generations, the past, present and future. Indeed, Jesus’ first coming was a defenseless baby, while His second coming shall be the powerful KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS. Let us therefore rejoice evermore as we love, worship and serve our risen Saviour and Lord Jesus Christ now and forever. (Revelation 19:11-16)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You that I am Yours, the servant of the LORD OF LORDS.