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FUNCTIONING AS A KING - PART 5

THURSDAY 10 AUGUST 2023


With God's help, David's fame and glory increased and spread abroad because God lifted him high and covered him in majesty. More below!


Reference: Psalm 21:1 New Living Translation (NLT) "How the king rejoices in your strength, O LORD! He shouts with joy because you give him victory."


Today's exposition is majored on the versified statement, which is: Verse 5: Through the victories you gave, His glory is great; you have bestowed on him splendor and majesty (Honour and prestige).


In his days, his glory was great because of victories; splendour and majesty God bestowed upon him. In a nutshell, David's name and reign were synonymous with victory, and this unco victory is our birthright in Christ Jesus.


Let's consider the significances of the three important characteristic elements of greatness, which God bestowed on him. They are as follows: Great glory; splendor and majesty, and their levels of significance are:


1. Great glory is sourced from an ornamental fountain of victory. In other words, no man has ever increased in glory by functioning as a victim. To that effect, through the victories God gave David, His glory became great. That's part of the reasons the king rejoiced in God's strength.


The Bible says, "Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and you are exalted as head above all " (1 Chronicles 29:11 ESV).


2. Splendour is great beauty that attracts utmost attention and admiration. It is a mystery that causes you to enjoy a tantalizing journey of favour while manifestating your greatness, and its intense features draw men's honour and attention - from all fields of life.


3. Majesty is royal power. The character analysis of someone with majestic nature reveals or symbolizes the terms: magnificence, solemnity, grandness, resplendence, regality, nobleness, augustness, exaltedness, glory, impressiveness, superbness, awesomeness, royalty, nobility, sovereignty and authority.


In Christ, we have been bestowed with a greater glory, splendour and majesty of the royal priesthood, which come with dignity, power and dominion. And there are many Scriptures that attest to our victory in Christ. Few of them are as follows:


(A) 1 Corinthians 15:57 (NIV) - But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.


(B) Romans 8:37 (NIV) - No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.


(C) 1 John 5:4 (NIV) - For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.


All of the above scriptures direct us to often look up to God by faith, as we stay in touch with being enriched by the glory of the Word, which is the foundation of our victory in Christ, as well as the steady fountain of our unspeakable joy. Stay tuned for part 6. Shalom!


Scripture Reading - Proverbs 21:31; Ephesians 6:10; Romans 8:31-32; 1 John 5:4-5.


Exuberant Declaration: Today, I rejoice in your strength, O LORD! I shout with joy because you grant me countless victories in Christ. Hallelujah!





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