Thursday, January 25, 2018

MY GOD, MY GOD, Why Have YOU Forsaken ME - אֵלִ֣י אֵ֭לִי לָמָ֣ה עֲזַבְתָּ֑נִי

Psalm 21 NIV

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

1The King rejoices in YOUR Strength, LORD.
How great is his joy in the victories YOU Give!
2YOU Have Granted him his heart’s desire
and Have Not Withheld the request of his lips.
3YOU Came To Greet him with rich blessings
and placed a crown of pure gold on his head.
4He asked YOU for life, and YOU Gave it to him—
length of days, for ever and ever.

5Through the victories YOU Gave, his glory is great;
YOU Have Bestowed on him splendor and majesty.
6Surely YOU Have Granted him unending Blessings
and made him glad with the joy of YOUR Presence.
7For The King trusts in The LORD;
through the unfailing Love of The MOST HIGH
he will not be shaken.

8Your Hand Will Lay hold on all YOUR enemies;
YOUR Right Hand Will Seize YOUR foes.
9When 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.
10YOU Will Destroy their descendants from the earth,
their posterity from mankind.
11Though they plot evil against YOU
and devise wicked schemes, they cannot succeed.
12YOU Will Make them turn their backs
When YOU Aim At them with drawn bow.

13Be Exalted in YOUR Strength, LORD;
we will sing and praise YOUR Might.

Psalm 21


The question of the Roman governor, Pontius Pilate, "Are You a King then?" (Matthew 27:11) received a full answer from the SAVIOR’S lips:  

"You say that I AM a KING. In fact, the reason I Was Born and Came into the world is to testify to the Truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to ME."

HE Is Not merely a King, but the KING; KING over minds and hearts, reigning with a dominion of love, before which all other rule is but mere brute force. HE Was Proclaimed KING even on the Cross;  

A sign was fastened above JESUS' Head, announcing the charge against HIM. It read: “This Is JESUS, The KING of the Jews.” (Matthew 27:37)

JESUS Has Wrought Out the salvation of HIS people, but as a man HE Found HIS Strength in JEHOVAH HIS GOD, To WHOM HE Addressed HIMSELF in prayer upon the lonely mountain's side, and in the garden's solitary gloom.  That strength so abundantly given is here gratefully acknowledged, and made the subject of joy. The Man of Sorrows is now anointed with the oil of Gladness above HIS fellows.

Herein let every subject of KING JESUS imitate the KING; let us lean upon JEHOVAH'S Strength, let us joy in it by faith, let us rejoice more and more as we learn by experience more and more fully the Strength of The Arm of our ALMIGHTY GOD JEHOVAH.


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