6 And now
shall mine head [ro'sh] be lifted up [ruwm] above
mine enemies ['oyeb] round about [cabiyb] me: therefore will I offer [zabach] in his tabernacle ['ohel]
sacrifices [zebach] of joy [taruw`ah]; I will sing [shiyr], yea,
I will sing praises [zamar] unto the LORD [Yahovah]. KJV-Interlinear
6 And now
my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me; And I will offer in His
tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to
the Lord. NASB
Enemies, refers to any adversary or difficulty or problem that occurs in your life.
The Bible and its principles apply to everyone, not just David, not just military people, but to everyone that has ever lived on the face of this planet throughout history.
When a person is sad or troubled, then the head is said to hang down. When a person is happy and things are going well, then the head is said to be lifted up. This is the typical posture of people when they experience these conditions.
The tabernacle is a physical building contained within the temple grounds.
The altar is a place of sacrifice and is situated outside of, and in front of, the tabernacle.
Between the altar and the tabernacle, is the washing bowl, or laver, which represents the washing away or forgiveness of sin.
Sacrifices are held on the altar, which represent the work of Christ on the cross.
The washing laver represents the forgiveness of sins as a result of Christ’s work on the cross.
Between the two, Christ on the cross, which is salvation by means of believing in what he did and who he is, and the resulting forgiveness of sin, which is reinforced by ones confession, then qualifies the individual to enter into the tabernacle. The tabernacle is place of fellowship with God.
When one is in fellowship with God, then symbolically, you are in a state that is separated from the world.
You are still physically in this world, and subject to its difficulties, but spiritually speaking, when you are in fellowship, you are set apart and under the protection and security of God. This is where your spiritual life functions.
And as David states here in this psalm, that he will make sacrifices within the tabernacle, but his sacrifices are the joy and happiness expressions that are within his soul, not animals being cut up on an altar. His happiness and joy is the result of his mental attitude that has been constructed and reinforced with the building material of Bible doctrine.
In this world, there is no destiny, no objective, nothing that will result in anything permanently good in your life.
In the spiritual life there is an eternal destiny, an inner peace, a confidence, a security, and the fulfillment and completion of one’s personal meaning and purpose in life.
That, if anything, should produce an inner happiness, and an inner joy within ones soul that is worth singing about.
The world offers nothing but burdens and heartache, with many limitations between birth and death.
The spiritual life, which is a gift from God, offers everything wonderful, and everything that will last forever.
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