OUR KING IS IN CONTROL
Bible Reading: (Psalm: 21)
In these days of the Coronavirus lockdown, many of us are still at home and are missing our worshipping together at our local Churches. This sermon in (Psalm:21); which I have prepared, I trust this sermon will be a good help to you all. The title of the sermon is “OUR KING IS IN CONTROL”. He (God); is in Heaven, looking down on the world’s situation; (Psalm:14 v 2; and Psalm:102 v 19). He is working out His plan and has a purpose for the People of God. This (Psalm:21); shows to us how He (God) looked after His servant David and this same God will look after His People, for he has told us in His Word; “I will never leave you; nor forsake you”; (Hebrews Ch:13 v 5) and He is a God who will not fail us; (Joshua Ch:1 v 5 “I will not fail you”) – what a wonderful God we serve.
The requests that David made for himself as king should be true for us as believers. Therefore, let us “live like a king”. Many of God’s people today are living their Christian life in their own strength. We should be relying upon the Lord and trusting in His word. The apostle Paul said these words; (“I can do all things through Christ, who strengths me” Philippians Ch:4 v 13). He also wrote these words in (Romans Ch:8 v 17 “we are heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ”).
God wants His people to enjoy their fellowship with Him and He wants us to know that He is still on His throne and He is in control of all things. John the beloved disciple wrote these words in; (Revelation Ch:1 verse 5-6 “unto him that loved us and washed us from sins in his own blood, and hath made us kings and priests unto God”).
In this (Psalm:21); which we have just read. David the Psalmist reminds us the King of Heaven (God); is in control of every situation.
David divides this (Psalm:21) into four ways: –
1) THE KING’S (GOD’S) PRAISE – (Verses 1 & 13). David starts the Psalm with praise (v 1); and he ends the Psalm with praise (v 13). (a)David is praising God for His Salvation (v 1). (b) God for His Satisfaction; (v 2 “you have given him his heart’s desire”). (c) David is praising God for His Stability; (v 7). David is praising God because he knows that God is on the throne in heaven, and that God answers Prayer; (v 2). God also had blessed him with his goodness; (v 3). (Hebrews Ch:13 v 1 “By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name”). We should always take time to Praise our King in every situation.
2) THE KING’S (GOD’S) PROVISION – (Verses 1- 6). Our King will provide for us and He will also meet our daily need.
(Psalm:16 v 11 – “Thou wilt show me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore”). In (verses 1 and 6); David is assurance of God’s Presence as well as His Provision; (Philippians Ch:4 v 19 “My God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus”).
3) THE KING’S (GOD’S) PROTECTION – (Verses 7-12). God’s hand will be on our situation; (verses 8-9). He is the God who will protect us from evil. David is trusting in the Lord. See here; (Genesis Ch:14 v 19 – Abraham after is battle with King of Sodom. The Lord brought him aid. (God will always Protect His people in times of difficulties. During this Coronavirus, God will Protect His People –Psalm:34 v 7 “The angel of the Lord surrounds those who fears Him and He delivers them”). Our King is in Control of every situation – Let us in these days, just trust Him!
4) THE KING’S (GOD’S) POWER – (Verses 9 & 13).
(a) God’s power is seen in He Discover His Foes; (v 8). (b) God’s power is seen in He Destroy His Foes; (verses 9-12). (Ch:4 v 13 – I can do all things through Christ which strengthened Philippians me).
Reflect on this Hymn:649 (Mission Praise)
“The King of love my Shepherd is”, whose goodness faileth never;
I nothing lack if I am His and He is mine forever”.
(Sermon by Mr. Ronnie McCullough-Retired
Church Pastor (Glasgow).