April 12, 2022

Psalms 20:6 – The King’s Prayer On The Eve Of Battle

After the Chief priests petition God with their prayers on behalf of the King and his armies on the eve of war; we see the King’s prayer as well, so here is the king’s prayer:  

Psa 20:6  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.

Taking special note there that the King says that God will be with the King and the armies of Israel, it is God who will declare Israel victorious.  There is no spiking of the football and patting one’s self on the back here.  The praise here is given exclusively to God.  

The King doesn’t say, ‘I will win the war’, instead, the King is saying, ‘God will hear our prayers and save us’, the king knows he is just an earthly king, but God, who reigns over all earthly rulers, is the one who will give Israel the victory.  

Good stuff in today’s Word that shows us the king’s humble approach to God.  

The king may be praised and obeyed by men, but the king also knows that God is driving the bus, not the king.  

A good reminder for our leaders too, God endows them with authority, and God should be glorified, which kind of flies in the face against the grandstanding that many of our politicians like to do, making it all about them, and not God, but the reality is, it is God who enables them and blesses them with victories and it is God who can also curse them in defeats.

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