When you boil everything down life comes down to a clear choice. You can either live life your way, in your own power, and for your own cause, or you can live your life for the glory of God, in His power, trusting in Him.
Psalm 21 is about a king who chose that. He chose to trust in God rather than in his armies, chariots, horses, and strength.
For the king trusts in the LORD… (V.7)
…and because he trusts in the Lord, look what God does for him.
God blesses him
You have endowed him with eternal blessings… (V.6)
God gives him joy
You have endowed him with eternal blessings and given him the joy of your presence. (V.6b)
God keeps him from stumbling
The unfailing love of the Most High will keep him from stumbling. (V.7b)
This simple principle is true for you and I too. When you and I trust in ourselves, our own wisdom, and our own strength (even if we talk spiritual), we’re on our own. But if we choose to trust in the Lord, look to Him and obey Him, He will bless us, give us joy, and keep us from stumbling too. It’s that simple.
Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:33
- Search your heart today – really look inside.
- What do you trust in?
- How can you take steps today to trust in the Lord?
By: Tim Parsons