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If David was saved from enemies he was delivered to his friend, the Lord.  He has the vision of victory, and now he can see the handwriting of God in the creation.

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.  Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.  There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.  Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,  Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.  Psalm 19:1-5

Tonight I am camped in Wyoming’s Medicine Bow National Forest near the 10,000 ft. level.  It may snow in September but the moon and stars are far more glorious than the city lights and trucks on the freeway.  Astronomers cannot yet fathom the depth and height of the universe.  Sunsets are glorious but the sun rising is like a vigorous being in the sky.

His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.  The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.  The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.  The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.  More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.  Psalm 19:6-10

Ours is one sun but it is moving in the universe and its light goes to the limit even as other stars do.  The law is more perfect than we can be, and what is said about God is true and the only source of wisdom.  The fear of God is wisdom and his judgment is for life.  Being found in his book of life has value beyond any earthly treasure.

Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.  Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.  Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.  Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.  Psalm 19:11-14

David is willing to accept the testimony of God and his law for correction and enrichment.  Without God we cannot discover our own mistakes to be corrected.  If God will restrain our brethren with his wisdom, they will not be hypocrites to become tyrants over us.  David wants his words and thoughts to please God so he will retain the strength and deliverance of the living God.

The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee;  Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion;  Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah.  Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel.  We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions.  Psalm 20: 1-5

David prays for believers that their pleas for help will reach God and bring his deliverance.  He exhorts us to remember our service in sacrifice and offerings.  He hopes we will receive good according to our hearts, and he offers to share our celebration of victory in God.

Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.  Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.  They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright.  Save, LORD: let the king hear us when we call.  Psalm 20: 6-9

David is confident that those anointed by God will be saved by his right hand.  God will send his right hand man to fulfill that prophesy.  We will know the name of the Lord then.  Weapons are not our strength, but rather the name of the Lord is.

If David asks god to let the king hear us when we call, he is not referring to himself as the king.  David isn’t referring to an earthly king, but one seated with God.  We know that King of kings now, Yeshua Ha Meschia.

The king shall joy in thy strength, O LORD; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!  Thou hast given him his heart’s desire, and hast not withholden the request of his lips. Selah.  For thou preventest him with the blessings of goodness: thou settest a crown of pure gold on his head.  He asked life of thee, and thou gavest it him, even length of days for ever and ever.  His glory is great in thy salvation: honour and majesty hast thou laid upon him.  Psalm 21:1-5

This king who David foresees will have joy in seeing salvation for mankind.  That was his desire, and the king intercedes for us.  His selfless desire for our salvation earns him the crown of gold.  He has earned eternal life, and he is honored by God.

For thou hast made him most blessed for ever: thou hast made him exceeding glad with thy countenance.  For the king trusteth in the LORD, and through the mercy of the most High he shall not be moved.  Thine hand shall find out all thine enemies: thy right hand shall find out those that hate thee.  Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine anger: the LORD shall swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire shall devour them.  Their fruit shalt thou destroy from the earth, and their seed from among the children of men.  Psalm 21:6-10

Our King trusted God to the cross, and he has joy in the mercy of the Father in Heaven.  He is the right hand of God, and the instrument of judgment.  David recognizes a message about the plan of God in this prophetic Psalm.  He is describing in a form or shadow features of the coming Messiah.  David would not live pue enough or long enough to perform any of this judgment, but the king he envisions is so destined.  The earth is full of the enemies of God today, and we may live to see this day of fire.

For they intended evil against thee: they imagined a mischievous device, which they are not able to perform.  Therefore shalt thou make them turn their back, when thou shalt make ready thine arrows upon thy strings against the face of them.  Be thou exalted, LORD, in thine own strength: so will we sing and praise thy power.  Psalm 21:11-13

Men are imagining a future of sin, and attempt to present this as being “normal” in our entertainment and political engineering.  They will retreat in the hail of arrows when God steps up to demonstrate righteous government.  If we are to witness this day we will be able to join David in this song of victory in Yeshua.