Read Psalm 21 – Praise the LORD, Jesus is King! “How the king rejoices in your strength, O LORD! He shouts with joy because you give him victory. For you have given him his heart’s desire; you have withheld nothing he requested.” :1-2
These verses had the present meaning of David’s joy as he reflected on the LORD’s hand over his life. They also had the future meaning as Jesus walked this earth, completing all he set out to, conquering sin and death, rising again in glory… “You welcomed him back with success and prosperity. You placed a crown of finest gold on his head.” :3 God’s Word is incredible, multifaceted, true, rich, layered, timeless and perfect.
“You will capture all your enemies. Your strong right hand will seize all who hate you.” :8 ALL always means ALL. It does not mean SOME or MOST; All means ALL. All the enemies of God will have their day of reckoning. So many people hate God today… it shocks and saddens me, yet it is no surprise to the LORD and one day they will be blotted out like a mosquito.
My husband and I went to the movies last night. It was an action film about dinosaurs, and the corruption of man trying to play god… the bad guys always want to rule the world. The good guys prevailed, preserving life, even the dinosaurs. Some of the bad guys saw the error of their ways, repented and began life brand new. Other bad guys were destroyed by the very thing they sought to control. It was silly entertainment, but reality is not so far off.
Beloved, may your joy in the LORD be a light for those headed for destruction.