Tehillim / Psalms 21, Part 1, Great is the Salvation of God


This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 21:1-13, the Psalm begins saying א  לַמְנַצֵּחַ מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד “For the director of music, A psalm of David.”  David says ב  יְהוָה בְּעָזְּךָ יִשְֹמַח-מֶלֶךְ וּבִישׁוּעָתְךָ מַה-יָּגֶיל [יָּגֶל] מְאֹד: 21:1 O Lord, in Your strength the king will be glad, And in Your salvation how greatly he will rejoice! (NASB)  It is interesting that he says in God’s strength the king will be glad.  The king relies upon the Lord and not upon his own strength, we are told over and over again to call and rely upon the Lord in Scripture.  The king also relies upon the Lord’s salvation.  Seeking the Lord for His help and salvation, David says ג   תַּאֲוַת לִבּוֹ נָתַתָּה לּוֹ וַאֲרֶשֶׁת שְֹפָתָיו בַּל-מָנַעְתָּ סֶּלָה: ד   כִּי-תְקַדְּמֶנּוּ בִּרְכוֹת טוֹב תָּשִׁית לְרֹאשׁוֹ עֲטֶרֶת פָּז: ה   חַיִּים | שָׁאַל מִמְּךָ נָתַתָּה לּוֹ אֹרֶךְ יָמִים עוֹלָם וָעֶד: ו   גָּדוֹל כְּבוֹדוֹ בִּישׁוּעָתֶךָ הוֹד וְהָדָר תְּשַׁוֶּה עָלָיו: 21:2 You have given him his heart’s desire, And You have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah. 21:3 For You meet him with the blessings of good things; You set a crown of fine gold on his head. 21:4 He asked life of You, You gave it to him, Length of days forever and ever. 21:5 His glory is great through Your salvation, Splendor and majesty You place upon him. (NASB)  What does it mean that the king’s glory is great through the salvation of the Lord?  Read More Here: Tehillim 21-Part1