Psalm 21 Commentary

Psalm 21 Commentary

It is often the case that when one stops to look at the LORD’s interventions in one’s life, you find it impossible to fault the LORD on anything. Instead, you find an abundance of blessings far beyond expectations. It is a source of great joy.

Unless you are ‘a worthless servant’ who decided to hide his talent, you always experience addition and not subtraction. And the measure is always the kind that is ‘pressed down, shaken together and overflowing.’

Count the many blessings from the LORD.

It could be a good level of education or even a good position at your workplace. Look at it again. It is all down to some special endowment from Heaven. Even those that have worked very hard in their lives can appreciate that hard work too is a special gift from the LORD.

And if you look at the many others who work harder than you but don’t have your income, then you easily understand these things. There is this blessing and that blessing here and there. The generous God has given each one of us something to smile at.

This psalm reminds us to look back at our blessings and praise the LORD from a position of knowledge. It is personal. One is given gold and another is given diamond. Whoever mines first will be considered blessed but that isn’t true. Both are blessed. A gold mine shouldn’t be the standard measure of the blessings of the LORD. We shouldn’t cry to the LORD and conclude that we are not blessed simply because we don’t have the gold mine.

Go mine your own. It is there. David is speaking from a point of knowledge. And the LORD provides the grace for each type of mining operation. Each one of us can look at our own blessings and be grateful that the generous God has provided abundance beyond our needs.

We can therefore look to the future with confidence because of the love of the Most High God.

And why not? Indeed, why not. “Be exalted in your strength, Lord; we will sing and praise your might.”

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Published by Joseph Malekani

Joseph Malekani is a born-again Christian with a strong PAOG/Baptist background. He is heavily involved in student ministry with ZAFES – an IFES movement with focus on student ministry in Zambia. He is married to Audrey and they have two lovely children.

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