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Psalm 21:13


13 Be thou exalted, [ruwm] LORD, [Yahovah] in thine own strength: [`oz] so will we sing [shiyr] and praise [zamar] thy power. [gabuwrah] KJV-Interlinear


13 Be Thou exalted, O Lord, in Thy strength; We will sing and praise Thy power. NASB


At the beginning of this psalm, we know that true joy and happiness comes from the source of God.

And at the close of this psalm, we are taught that it is the strength of God to which we will acquire our joy and happiness.

Exaltation, 'ruwm,' means to raise up, to rise, to extol, to hold up in high regard. And exhalation comes as a result of a victory over adversity or enemies or anything that is in opposition.

The ultimate enemy of truth is evil, lies, anything that deceives. And anything that is not truth is a deception of some sort.

And here, Gods victory is stated as a matter of fact, not a matter of hopeful wishing, not a possibility that might occur, but is stated as though it has already occurred.

That victory, over all that is evil, results in God being elevated, not in Gods eyes or mind, but in the minds of all of creation.

God accomplishes victory and we will witness it.

Strength, 'oz,' means force, security, majesty, boldness, and so forth. This then lends itself to the entirety of Gods essence. So, by means of Gods ability, God and God alone, accomplishes victory over evil. And as a result of that victory, then peace and security and prosperity, and therefore happiness result for us.

We will never find happiness in the things of this world. None of us will live long enough on this planet. Give us a few decades and then we are out. All things are left behind.

Then in the next life we need to be prepared for that next life, in order to enjoy its infinite benefits. Thus the strength of God.

Gods strength comes into us through His word. And we gain access to that word by means of learning.

Gods strength originates from within Him.

We gain the benefit of His strength, by means of our adherence to His will and plan.

Reject Christ and there is the Lake of Fire. No divine strength for us there.

Reject doctrine after salvation and lose eternal reward. No divine strength for us there, but certainly infinitely more than the Lake of Fire.

Pursue doctrine and your spiritual advancement to maturity, and there is the ultimate access to Gods strength, eternal reward, and all that God has done for us to that end, which again is infinitely more than no reward.

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