Psalm 20

Psalm 20

Author: David

Vere 1 – May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble; may the name of the God of Jacob defend you;

Verse 2 – May He send help from the sanctuary, and strengthen you out of Zion;

Vere 3 – May He remember all your offerings, and accept your burnt sacrifice. Selah

Day of trouble can refer to any distress, but in this case it is a crisis caused by enemies. The use of Jacob’s name as a reference to the nation of Israel, emphasizes the personal relationship God has with His people.

Vere 4 – May He grant you according to your heart’s desire, and fulfill all your purpose.

God has a purpose for each of our lives. What is your heart’s desire? Do you want the same things that God wants for your life? As we read and study God’s Word, we learn about who God is and it will shed light on our purpose in this life. There’s always a greater purpose than just having a big house, nice car, and money in the bank. He wants us to have a heart after Him and His people. As we go along in life these other things will be added to us if we continue to put Christ first in our lives.

Verse 5 – We will rejoice in Your salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners! May the Lord fulfill all your petitions.

Banners were used in military campaigns to identify members of an army. These banners often included symbols or representations of that nations gods who were fighting for that particular army. Yahweh took on this role with Israel (Exodus 15:3; Joshua 23:10) and was identified as Israel’s banner (Exodus 17:15).

Verse 6 – Now I know that the Lord saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven with the saving strength of His right hand.

Vere 7 – Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.

Vere 8 – They have bowed down and fallen; but we have risen and stand upright.

Verse 9 – Save, Lord! May the king answer us when we call.

Who is the anointed? We know that God anointed David to be King over Israel, but who else is anointed? Every believer! God has anointed every believer to accomplish great things for His kingdom. Each believer should have a desire to tell the gospel to those who don’t know our King Jesus. People put their trust and faith in a lot of things and other people, but trust in the One who never fails, is the only way to have total victory. Christ is the King over all the earth and we know just as David did, when we call on Him in that day of trouble, He will answer!

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