February 5, Reading 2 – Psalm 20, 21

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SAA Notes

Lord, save the King! These words at the close of Psalm 20, find their New Testament complement in the wonderful fact that God did just that when He raised Jesus from the dead! We pray with certainty (20:1-5) for each other, because God did save His Messiah. We trust in Him!

SJA Notes

The importance of a king. The king. The _right_ king.

1 Samuel 8 tells us that the people wanted, “… A king to judge us like all the nations.”

Jesus wasn’t plan B. He was in the beginning with God, the word, all things were made through Him and for Him.

Having a king wasn’t the problem.

It was the _type_ of king they wanted. The type of king we want.

We make for sorry kings and rulers. Particularly the type of king Israel wanted. A warrior giant to lead them into battle and emerge victorious.

Even the close disciples, the twelve, of Jesus got it wrong. They hoped for a human battle-ready warrior king.

They got the cart before the horse.

See once more, God has a deeper plan.

Jesus is the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords. He came to earth as a baby to bring salvation, a means of redemption, rescue for us!

But He will be returning. As a conquering king!

Rev 19 v11 says, “Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war.” And onwards. Describing Jesus in His return.

That’s why the _right_ king is important. The king that David is ultimately speaking of in this psalm. Jesus.

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