Mar. 4. Prayer and Victory

Ps. 20:1-21:13

The psalmist entered into prayer for the children of Israel instead of seeking blessings only for himself. The Law of Moses was a law of works. David called on the Lord to remember the sacrifices of His people and to reward them according to their desires. Since they had trusted in God and stood upright instead of trusting in material things as chariots and horses, David was confident of a positive response to his prayer. Christians have that same confidence today through grace and mercy in the law of Christ.

David expressed his joy and praise for God’s salvation. The desires of his prayers had been granted. David’s own personal powers as king were derived from the Lord. He further wrote of the future victory God would have over His enemies. The psalm ended with an exclamation of praise for God’s power.