Summary: THE CORONATION OF GOD’S KING MEANS CELEBRATION, SECURITY, EXTERMINATION OF GOD’S ENEMIES, EXALTATION OF GOD’S POWER.
THE CORONATION OF GOD’S KING MEANS
1) CELEBRATION -- REJOICING FOR GOD’S KING -- IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE
2) SECURITY -- THRU A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP OF FAITH IN
GOD’S LOVINGKINDNESS = "he will not be shaken"
3) EXTERMINATION OF GOD’S ENEMIES
4) EXALTATION OF GOD’S POWER
Key Verse: vs.3 "Thou dost set a crown of fine gold on his head"
-- Coronation Psalm; Ascension Psalm
True of King David in his experience; but especially the second half of the psalm only fulfilled completely in the experience of the Messiah, the King of Kings;
This is very much a Messianic Psalm
I. (:1-6) THE CORONATION OF GOD’S KING MEANS CELEBRATION
It’s time for God’s King to Rejoice Because God Has Blessed Him With:
“O Lord, in Thy strength the king will be glad”
“And in Thy salvation how greatly he will rejoice!”
C. Satisfaction of his Desires
“Thou hast given him his heart’s desire,
And Thou hast not withheld the request of his lips.”
D. Supreme Power and Riches
“For Thou dost meet him with the blessings of good things;
Thou dost set a crown of fine gold on his head.”
E. Sustained Life (Eternal Life)
“He asked life of Thee,
Thou didst give it to him,
Length of days forever and ever.”
F. Splendour (Glory / Majesty)
“His glory is great through Thy salvation,
Splendor and majesty Thou dost place upon him.”.
G. Super-abundant Blessings and Joy
“For Thou dost make him most blessed forever;
Thou dost make him joyful with gladness in Thy presence.”
II. (:7) THE CORONATION OF GOD’S KING MEANS SECURITY
THRU A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP OF FAITH IN GOD’S
“For the king trusts in the Lord,
And through the lovingkindness of the Most High he will not be shaken.”
III. (:8-12) THE CORONATION OF GOD’S KING MEANS EXTERMINATION OF GOD’S ENEMIES
A. (:8) Exposure of God’s Enemies
“Your hand will find out all your enemies;
Your right hand will find out those who hate you.”
B. (:9) Execution by Fire
“You will make them as a fiery oven in the time of your anger;
The Lord will swallow them up in His wrath,
And fire will devour them.”
C. (:10) Extermination of Offspring
“Their offspring Thou wilt destroy from the earth,
And their descendants from among the sons of men.”
D. (:11) Eradication of Their Evil Plot
“Though they intended evil against Thee,
And devised a plot,
They will not succeed.”
E. (:12) Embarrassment of Humiliating Defeat
“For Thou wilt make them turn their back;
Thou wilt aim with Thy bowstrings at their faces.”
IV. (:13) THE CORONATION OF GOD’S KING MEANS EXALTATION OF GOD’S POWER
“Be Thou exalted, O Lord, in Thy strength;
We will sing and praise Thy power.”
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1) How can we attempt anything in our own strength when even the king, the most.powerful of all men, finds his joy in the strength of the Lord?
2) What references here do you think could only refer to the Messiah in their fullest sense? What tie-ins do you see to King David?
3) How has God frustrated our plans when we were not tuned into His will and submitted to His plan?
4) How have we been giving praise to the Lord for His strength and power?
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