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Psalm 21 Devotion: The Splendor of the King

King David, also psalmist for Psalm 21, is a beloved king of Israel.  Psalm 21 reads like it is written from David’s perspective, as it truly is.  David rejoices in the strength of the Lord and in his battle victories.  David is great blessed.  David wears the crown.  David is exalted to splendor and majesty.  David trusts in the Lord.  But, partway through the Psalm, we develop the sense that David isn’t really talking about himself here.  David is also talking about the One that is to come, the One that Israel waits for, the Messiah.