Word for the day by Christian Education Forum
THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY MATRIMONY
Psalms 21 is depicted as the response to the promise of divine intervention. This is a praise and worship song for the God almighty for all the victory given to the king. Psalms 21 is a continuation of Psalms 20.
The main content of these psalms are
Praising God for His strength
Praising God for His blessing on the king
Confession of trust in God
God’s judgment on enemies
The king is overjoyed in the strength of God. The king is praising God for providing what he had asked for. What did the king ask for? He asked for life, and God almighty provided him with a long-lasting life (V 4). King is an honest man, and he asked God what he desired in his heart. Our inner self and outward speech always go together. The king’s desire can also be compared with the groom asking for the woman to whom he wants to get married. Since the king was loyal and honest before God, God almighty blessed him. God crowned him as a sign of honor so everyone could witness the fruit of being righteous before the Lord. The presence of God ensures victory for the king that adds the status and reputation with his people and neighboring nations.
Verse 7 is a confession of trust. The Foundation of the king’s faith is the divine support the Lord Almighty gave him along with all the blessings. The blessings from God are evidence of God's unfailing love towards him. The faithfulness and loyalty led to unfailing love, which resulted in the formation of the covenant relationship. Through this covenant relationship, the king will never be shaken.
We can compare the covenant relationship between Jesus and the church with the relationship between bride and groom. The bride and groom establish a covenant relationship due to being loyal and faithful like God and king or Christ and church. Unfortunately, as the number of broken families increases daily, the value of holy matrimony is also declining. Holy matrimonial is a covenant relationship between two different people from different backgrounds. But being faithful, loyal, and honest to each other, married life can be formed into a covenant relationship like the relationship of God and the king. As a personal note, I like to add this; my husband and I mostly have different opinions on many things, but when we submit those differences before God, He will turn them into one idea.
Dear Lord, thank you for all the blessings you have showered upon us. We are thankful to you for our parents, spouse, and kids. Help us to build a faithful and loyal relationship with everyone around us, So that all the blessings and mercies will always follow us. We commit everything into thy hand. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen