Positioned gracefully across the Book of Psalms is a string of seventy-one pearls, lovely beads of wisdom followed by the admonition SELAH which means, “Pause, think on these things, meditate.”
Psalm 21:1-2 “O LORD, the king rejoices in your strength. How great is his joy in the victories you give! You have granted him the desire of his heart and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah.”
In this pearl, King David rejoices in God’s strength and power to grant victory. He credits the Lord with giving him the desires of his heart and answering his prayers.
You might be thinking, “How nice. But, of course, David was a king.” King, shming! What matters here is not “his highness” but his “lowliness of heart,” his humility. David had a heart after God, rejoicing in God’s strength and in God’s salvation—not his own. And in David’s meekness, he shows a Christlikeness that we are to emulate.
It is identification with Christ that reveals a heart after God and opens the doors of heaven to us . . . all of us, no matter our social status
Look up: 1 Samuel 16:7; Psalm 37:4; Matthew 11:28-29; Romans 8:32; Philippians 2:5-8