O LORD, in your strength the king rejoices,
and in your salvation how greatly he exults!
You have given him his heart’s desire
and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah
For you meet him with rich blessings;
you set a crown of fine gold upon his head.
He asked life of you; you gave it to him,
length of days forever and ever.
His glory is great through your salvation;
splendour and majesty you bestow on him.
For you make him most blessed forever;
you make him glad with the joy of your presence.
For the king trusts in the LORD,
and through the steadfast love of the Most High he shall not be moved.
Comment: At the beginning of this Psalm it is recorded as a Psalm of David. If this portion of the Psalm refers to David himself then he is writing in the third person – ‘he and his’ not ‘me and mine’. God certainly was good to David and established him as a powerful and in the main a victorious king. Do such phrases as the ‘most blessed forever‘ and ‘length of days forever and ever.‘ refer to when people think about David in retrospect? Or is looking to the promise which God made of sending a Messiah to sit on the throne of David for ever? Or does it have a double meaning? I suspect that it does have both meanings.
Prayer: Help me to see the deep and hidden things in Your Word, O God.