David uses this psalm to recount the amazing things God accomplished in his life. David writes in third person, but speaks as one giving credit to God for everything he owned and every victory he experienced. What is more, David also foreshadows the life and ministry of Jesus.
Jesus, who was God, emptied Himself of His omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence to become a sacrifice for us. Still, even in that role, Jesus won the supreme victory. He was given the supreme position in heaven at God’s right hand.
Paul reminds us in Philippians 2 that after Christ’s sacrifice, God exalted our Lord to the highest place and bestowed upon Jesus a name that was above every name. So, at the name of Jesus, every knee will bow in Heaven, on earth, and under the earth. Further, every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.
David’s recognition of God’s supreme power to grant victory, to give life, and to vanquish the enemy,all happened in small scale during David’s reign. More importantly, it is the ultimate outcome of our spiritual battle for salvation. God will vanquish Satan, the world culture, and anyone that chooses to harm His chosen ones.
David’s life was not easy, but it was full, meaningful. It changed history forever. His legacy, our Messiah, suffered death, but gained life forever. That life is available for anyone willing to accept Christ as their Savior. Remembering the Lord’s own word to Nicodemus, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only son. So, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” John 3:16
God Bless You
The king rejoices in your strength, Lord.
How great is his joy in the victories you give!
2 You have granted him his heart’s desire
and have not withheld the request of his lips.[b]
3 You came to greet him with rich blessings
and placed a crown of pure gold on his head.
4 He asked you for life, and you gave it to him—
length of days, for ever and ever.
5 Through the victories you gave, his glory is great;
you have bestowed on him splendor and majesty.
6 Surely you have granted him unending blessings
and made him glad with the joy of your presence.
7 For the king trusts in the Lord;
through the unfailing love of the Most High
he will not be shaken.
8 Your hand will lay hold on all your enemies;
your right hand will seize your foes.
9 When you appear for battle,
you will burn them up as in a blazing furnace.
The Lord will swallow them up in his wrath,
and his fire will consume them.
10 You will destroy their descendants from the earth,
their posterity from mankind.
11 Though they plot evil against you
and devise wicked schemes, they cannot succeed.
12 You will make them turn their backs
when you aim at them with drawn bow.
13 Be exalted in your strength, Lord;
we will sing and praise your might.