“To the victors goes the spoils.” What does that mean? it sounds like old English…It means that to those who win battles they have all rewards of it. In the beginning of this Psalm you cannot miss the joy and excitement of the psalmist. Why does he feel that way? Can you or I feel the same?
Key verses: 1;7
O Lord, in Your strength the king will be glad,
And in Your [a]salvation how greatly he will rejoice!
For the king trusts in the Lord,
And through the lovingkindness of the Most High he will not be shaken.
Link to the rest of the chapter: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=psalm%2021&version=NASB
The king will be “glad” and “rejoice” because of the strength and salvation of God. He will also trust in God because the love of God will help him not be “shaken” afraid. If you don’t feel like the psalmist this moment it okay. But lets look at this from other angle…it is not what the psalmist has done but what who God is that makes him rejoice. First, it is by God strength that we can keep going…so if you feel weak, that’s good, depend on His Strength. Second, be happy as you think of what Jesus did on the Cross. He died but was resurrected that we may live. He has won the ultimate victory over death. That is for me enough reason to be happy, but if you are thinking “i dont have any victories to be happy about” read 1 Cor 15:57 ” but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” He has given you victory over anything…take it and experience what the psalmist is experiencing.
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