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Wed. Aug. 16, 2017

Daily Reflections August 16

Category: RMM
By: FBC Staff

Psalm 20-21

In popular music there are love songs, anthems, and ballads. The ancient Hebrew people used different types of psalms in their worship including royal psalms, laments, and thanksgiving psalms. 

Today we are looking at two Royal Psalms; a Royal Psalm is about the Davidic monarchy. Beyond the rule of the earthly king, these also have messianic overtones; that is to say they speak of the eternal reign of Jesus Christ. These two Psalms form a pair - they reflect two sides of a crisis. They are prayers for, and by the King, concerning victory over his enemies. Psalm 20 is a prayer for the king for victory, and Psalm 21 is a thanksgiving to God by the King for giving victory. 

Let’s begin by looking at Psalm 20. Keep reading...

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