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Psalm 21:3


3 For thou preventest [qadam] him with the blessings [Barakah] of goodness: [towb] thou settest [shiyth] a crown [`atarah] of pure gold [paz] on his head. [ro'sh] KJV-Interlinear


3 For Thou dost meet him with the blessings of good things; Thou dost set a crown of fine gold on his head. NASB


Prevent, 'qadam,' means to prevent by use of good, or to anticipate, to project, to hasten, to meet, before disappointment, before or prevent, to hinder, to intercept.

The meaning here, is that God knew of the problems that David would have, and thus made arrangements and provisions such that blessing would already be available for David, even before David would ask, or even know to ask for help.

In eternity past, God looked down through the tunnel of time and saw your life in all of its detail. God made provision for every possible thing that you would need during your entire life. He intercepted your timeline, He anticipated your timeline, He made all possible arrangements that you would need, according to His plan for you (not necessarily according to what your own plans or wants might be).

With blessings of good, means that God brings good and only good into your life.

This is the devils world and all bad originates from Satan, never from God.

When Adam and Eve were in the garden, all was perfect. Nothing bad could possibly come into their lives.

But then there was Satan, and temptation, and finally sin, and sin is the big problem which brings all manner of problems into the human arena. Life now ends in death, health now ends in deterioration, physical and mental wellness drifts toward handicaps and defects and all sorts of difficulties. Fruitful gardens turned to weeds. Perfect weather turned to storms, and so on and on goes the list of problems that hamper this world and life.

None of which were caused by God.

And yet in spite of our problems and circumstances, God has provided us with crowns of gold. Not just crowns of royalty, but of victory.

Whatever happens in this world and in this life, which by the way is only going to last but a few decades at best for you, and after that, your life will continue forever. And that is the time of your vindication from all that is bad and sad in this world.

So, as much as you probably hate this world or your life or whatever it is that has given you grief, God saw it all in eternity past and God made provision for it.

Even if you are living high on the hog, don't get your nose up too high, because that nose can be chopped down a few notches, if God needs to get your attention.

In any case, God has already seen your life, has already made provision, and it remains for you to comprehend this and understand it, and then perhaps you will have a bit less bitterness or arrogance, as the case may be, and have a different outlook on life.

If you have lived for a reasonable amount of time, can you not look back on your life and see how things should have gone, but did not, how your life could have taken a very different turn, but did not? Isn't it possible that you shouldn't even be here now, but you are?

There is a verse that you should know, should have already memorized, of which I will let you look up for yourself, if you are even interested.

And it goes like this, 'Before I call, You will answer. While I speak, You will hear.'

Do you see the significance of this verse in the provision from eternity past and the action of today?

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