God gives glory generously1
Through the victories you gave, his glory is great;
you have bestowed on him splendor and majesty.
Surely you have granted him unending blessings
and made him glad with the joy of your presence.
- Psalm 21:5-6
There are two different ways of being glorious. One way involves the miserly hoarding of glory, treating all praise as a precious possession to be kept secret and safe. Another way of being glorious involves generously sharing everything you have with everyone you can. Which of these better represents God: the miser or the generous sharer?
God generously gives glory to the king. It’s David’s glory that we’re reading about here. This glory is contextualized to David, given to him by God. And the robe of glory that gets wrapped around David is one that fits him, not God.
But there’s going to be a day when a king’s going to wear a robe that perfectly fits both the human king and our mighty God. In Jesus, all of the celebration of David’s victories are made permanent. An everlasting kingdom filled with unending blessings … that’s what Jesus established for us.
And just like with David, when the king is blessed, the people are blessed. When Jesus is glorified, our lives are transformed.
Take some time today to reflect on Jesus’ victory. How is his victory your victory today? How does he share his glory with you?