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Psalms of My Life (Psalm 21)

07 Feb

Psalm 21[a]

For the director of music. A psalm of David.Screen Shot 2015-01-02 at 6.30.08 AM

The king rejoices in your strength, Lord.
    How great is his joy in the victories you give!

You have granted him his heart’s desire
    and have not withheld the request of his lips.[b]
You came to greet him with rich blessings
    and placed a crown of pure gold on his head.
He asked you for life, and you gave it to him—
    length of days, for ever and ever.
Through the victories you gave, his glory is great;
    you have bestowed on him splendor and majesty.
Surely you have granted him unending blessings
    and made him glad with the joy of your presence.
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    through the unfailing love of the Most High
    he will not be shaken.

Your hand will lay hold on all your enemies;
    your right hand will seize your foes.
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.

 
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Posted by on February 7, 2015 in the Psalms

 

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2 responses to “Psalms of My Life (Psalm 21)

  1. msadrianrenee

    February 7, 2015 at 6:26 am

    Loving our enemies is a reflection of God’s love for us. While we were His enemies, Christ died for us. In addition, we are commanded to love our neighbors as ourselves. Who are our neighbors? I would suppose that a neighbor is anyone with whom we come in contact.

     
  2. Anonymous

    February 7, 2015 at 6:43 am

    This verse is not a shock when I consider that vengeance belongs to the Lord, not me. By loving my enemy, I give place to God’s wrath. God’s wrath is fair and just. As a mere human, I couldn’t possibly simultaneously love my enemies or love my neighbor as myself and seek revenge or be vengeful. I would crouch to something like this instead– I would “love” to take your head off. 🙂

     

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