Psalm 21 – Rejoicing in the Strength of the Lord

Gladness is the peculiar privilege of saints. “Happy are you, O Israel!” “Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous.” Why should we not be glad? It is all right between us and God. If, having rebelled against Him, we had never repented, and had never been reconciled, we ought to be miserable. He that is out of order with God may well be out of order with himself. But we have been brought near, we have been adopted into the family of God, we have obtained reconciliation through the precious blood, and have enjoyed the forgiveness of sins according to the riches of His grace, ought we not to be glad?
Dear heart, there is no quarrel between you and God. Peace has been made through Jesus Christ, the peace of God, which passes all understanding, keeps your heart and mind through Christ Jesus. If you have not a right to be happy, who has?
If I were to try and tell all the things that make Christians glad, even here below, I should have to make an endless catalog. Where should I begin? Once beginning, where should I leave off? You can count your sorrows, dear brothers and sisters, I dare say. You are quite au fait at adding them all up, but I would have you to recapitulate your joys with equal readiness. Why not? Review the shining ranks of your mercies. Are they not new every morning? Is not the faithfulness of God exceedingly great? Oh, my brothers and sisters, God has done so much for us that we are glad!
The glorious hour will soon arrive when you shall be near and like your God, and reign with Him forever. Wherefore, be glad, yes, rejoice before the Lord with all your might. Brothers and sisters, you have not much here, but you will have everything hereafter. You have but a little farther to journey through the great and terrible wilderness, and you will be in Canaan, and possess the land that flows with milk and honey.
The children of God have further cause to be glad, because they have all blessings secured to them, so that they shall never lose them. That which their God has promised them shall never be alienated from them. They are in a position of indisputable security, for they are hidden in the wounds of Christ, as in the clefts of the Rock of Ages. They shall never die, for they are members of His body who is immortal. They are in that hand from which none can ever snatch them. “I give unto My sheep eternal life, and they shall never perish: neither shall any pluck them out of My hand.” Very well, let us begin to be merry at this hour, dear friends, and let us never leave off as long as we live. Let us rejoice forevermore. As long as we have a God to rejoice in, let us rejoice. As long as we have a heaven to go to, let us rejoice. As long as we have an eternal covenant, ordered in all things and sure, let us rejoice. As long as we have any being, let us rejoice in the Lord.

Charles Spurgeon

Read Psalm 21. What reasons does David give us to rejoice in our God? How well does your soul do at in rejoicing in God? What insignificant things have consumed too much of your rejoicing?

Sing to the King by Corey Voss

Posted on: September 21, 2017 - 11:07PM

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