What does it mean have Joy? This psalm gives two examples of joy:
1/ v1; “joy in victories”
2/ v6; “joy in His presence”
What joy there is in perseverance! Consider v3. “You came to greet him with rich blessings, and put a crown of gold on his head” – Did Jesus not say in his letters to the churches several times, “To him who overcomes, he will give the fruit of the tree of life?!!” What a forsight King David is rejoicing in here! Living in victory we receive the promises of the “Most High”!
The biggest hinderences, as we looked at before his believing the lies of the enemy, or sin of saying to ourselves “God I don’t need you” or even worse “God you’re not real!” — How would you feel if someone said to you indirectly, Ÿou’re not real! you’d feel pretty deflated eh?
Hebrews says, “Without faith it is impossible to please God, ’cause anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists” er… kinda obvious really isn’t it!!!
v7 sums up this psalm of david for me: King David trusts in the unfailing love of the most high God!
Consider why King David is refering to God as ‘Most High’?
Who is most high in your life? How does that effect our joy?
How much more do we need to know God’s unfailing love for us?
How much more will that compel us to live in joy both in knowing we can be victorious and in his presence?