Psalms 20:7, “Some trust in chariots, and some horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.” Man looks on the outward appearance. Man tends to rely upon his own strength. The way to not make the mistake of relying upon your own strength is to remember the name of the LORD. The strength of man will fail because man is weak and sinful. The best way to not fail is to rely on Christ’s strength. Second Corinthians 12:9 says, “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.”
It is important to remember the name of the LORD because the names of God reveal things about God’s character. If you know about the character of God, then your faith will grow and remain encouraged especially in times of trial and suffering and in times of failure.
Psalms 20:8, “They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright.” “For All have sinned and come short of the glory of God;” (Romans 3:23). Those however who more consistently rely upon the name of Christ will find the strength to do what is right. Of course, anytime you fail, you can always confess your sins and Jesus Christ is faithful and just to forgive you of your sins and to cleanse you from all unrighteousness.
20:9 in Psalms says, “Save, LORD: let the king hear us when we call.” Christ saves. He can save you from your physical circumstances if it is His will. But more importantly He can save your soul. Christ is called the King of kings. The reason that Christ has the power to save is because He is the highest authority in the Universe. He created the heavens and the earth. He died for your sins on the Cross.
Psalms 21:1, “The king shall joy in thy strength, O LORD; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!” The greatest joys in life are found by relying upon the strength of Jesus Christ and in His Salvation. Jesus said, “..My strength is made perfect in weakness” (Second Corinthians 12:9). Man more oft relies upon himself more than he does upon Jesus. The strength of Christ is revealed greatest in Salvation. Man is sinful, Jesus is Holy. Christ fulfilled the law and died on the cross. We all have failed to obey God. The ultimate victory is not in this life but is a spiritual victory of eternal life by grace through faith, not of works lest any man should boast. There is joy in the strength of Jesus and in His Salvation.
Revelation 21:6-7, “And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.”
Beware the mystery of Iniquity that works in this world. The lies and the wolves in sheep’s clothing will deceive you into relying upon your own strength instead of Christ’s. There are many anti-Christs and many wolves in sheep’s clothing. But there is only one Christ, Jesus the son of Mary who died on the cross of Calvary 2000 years ago for the sins of the world. He was buried. He rose again the 3rd day. He ascended into Heaven. Rejoice in His strength and in His salvation. The blood of Jesus can overcome all, even the mystery of iniquity that is at work in the world because the Words of God are more powerful than the words of Man.
Psalms 21:2, “Thou hast given him his heart’s desire, and hast not with holden the request of his lips.” Jesus said to ask and ye shall receive. The best way to make sure that you receive your heart’s desire is to seek the will of God in your heart and in prayer. Colossians 3:1, “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.”
Psalms 21:3, “For thou preventest him with the blessings of goodness: thou settest a crown of pure gold on his head.” The word “prevent” can be translated met. When two forces meet, there will be a reaction.
Psalms 79:8-9, “O remember not against us former iniquities: let thy tender mercies speedily prevent us: for we are brought very low. Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for thy name’s sake.” This verse is referring to Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the King of kings. The reasons that Jesus receives the blessings of goodness and a crown of pure gold on His head is because He always does the will of the Father in heaven. The way to make sure you receive the blessings of God in your life is by doing the same. When you meet the blessings of God, those blessings will have an effect on your life. And the effect that they will have is that they will help to prevent you from failing in your faith and from being led astray from the will of God. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above and cometh down from the Father in Heaven. The greatest example of God’s goodness is the redemption of sins through the blood of Jesus Christ. This goodness prevents people from going to hell and burning in the lake of fire when they die.
Psalms 21:4, “He asked life of thee, and thou gavest it him, even length of days for ever and ever.” Jesus Christ of Nazareth of the Bible is the Alpha and the Omega. Jesus said, “..I am come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). If you trust in Christ, you can become a joint heir with Christ. And this means you too can have length of days, eternal life. There are few people in this world who turn from their sins and turn to Jesus Christ. There are many anti-christs, but there is only one Jesus Christ. The length of your time on this earth is not as important as the fact that your soul will exist for ever in either heaven or hell. If you want length of days for ever and ever, then trust in Jesus Christ.
Psalms 21:5 “His glory is great in thy salvation: honour and majesty hast thou laid upon him.” Those who in their hearts desire to know God intimately are going to have a desire to see His glory. God’s glory shows His Holiness. The heavens declare the glory of God. God is an all-consuming fire. The best way to see the glory of God is through the cross of Calvary.
Colossians 1:12-18, “Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: All things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.”
Psalms 21:6, “For thou hast made him most blessed forever: thou hast made him exceeding glad with thy countenance.” It is no wonder that Jesus is most blessed above all. When Jesus died on the cross, He said, “It is finished:” (John 19:30). The more you do the will of God instead of your own will, the more you will be blessed. Jesus perfectly followed the will of God all 33 years of His life. He is most blessed forever. First Corinthians 2:9, “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”
We cannot even imagine how wonderful heaven is going to be. We have some idea given to us in the book of Revelations and in other places of the Bible. The best thing about heaven is mentioned in the last part of Psalms 21 verse 6, “..Thou hast made Him exceeding glad with thy countenance.” In heaven the children of God will have the presence of Jesus in a way they could never have on this earth. Instead of living by faith, we shall see Him as He is.
Psalms 21:7 says, “For the king trusteth in the LORD, and through the mercy of the most High he shall not be moved.” Righteousness exalteth a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people. Everyone needs mercy from the lowest peasant to the king of a land. The rain falls on the just and the unjust. And mercy is something that Jesus loves to give to everyone. Ask and ye shall receive. Mercy allows us to endure sufferings and trials and the struggles of life. That is why it is important to keep your sins confessed. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Psalms 21:8, “Thine hand shall find out all thine enemies: thy right hand shall find out those that hate thee.” Man looks on the outward appearance but God looks on the heart. The eyes of the Lord are in every place beholding the evil and the good. You are either a person who is repentant of your sins when the Holy Spirit touches your heart to turn you to Jesus Christ, or you are not. This is the real reason people hate Jesus and hate Christians: because unbelievers are unrepentant of their sins. It is very important to repent of your sins. There are always consequences to sin but the sooner you repent, the sooner you will find mercy and grace in Jesus Christ.
Psalms 20:7 says, “Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.” It is very important to know God’s Word. The more you know about God’s Word the more these truths and God’s promises will come to mind when you think on the name of Jesus Christ. Be careful because there are many false teachers and many anti-christs. Do not be deceived by the mystery of iniquity that is at work in the world. Only Jesus can forgive sins and save your soul.
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