Today you should read: Psalm 21
Psalm 21 is an interesting Psalm. It focuses on three things in particular. First, verses 1-7 show us how “the king” finds his strength, his joy, his victory, and his heart’s desires in God. This theme runs throughout the Psalms. King David wrote many of the Psalms and he was always quick to give God the glory for his victories and his blessings. How often do we do this? Remember, the next time God gives you success or a victory in life to turn it back to Him and thank Him and praise Him for it.
The second theme we see in verses 8-12 is one of judgment and vengeance. David writes about how God will capture and destroy His enemies. He will have no mercy on them. David goes so far as to say that even the children of these enemies will be destroyed as well. This seems so harsh but we always need to step back and realize just how serious sin is to God. God hates sin. He hates it so much that we see several places, especially in the Old Testament, where God does things we can’t really understand, such as killing children to keep sin away from His people. How much do you hate sin? What are you willing to do to kill sin in your life? Are you willing to do the hard things? Make the hard decisions? Do what is necessary to crush sin in your life? Maybe that means quitting your job, ending a relationship, or moving out of your apartment or dorm. Whatever it takes, let’s get as serious about our sin as God does.
In the last verse David calls for God to “rise up in all His power” so he can celebrate His mighty acts by singing and praising. Wherever you find yourself today, take time to do just that. Take a few moments and give God glory by singing to Him… even if it is silently in your mind. He is more than worthy of all our praises!
Posted by: Robbie Byrd