Psalms 21: Building a Foundation
I have to assume that Psalms 21 was an autobiographical account of David’s own life. He refers to the king who is trusting God, and as we all know, David was a guy who tried his best to follow God and be a man after God’s own heart.
Psa 21:7 For the king trusteth in the LORD, and through the mercy of the most High he shall not be moved.
Psa 21:8 Thine hand shall find out all thine enemies: thy right hand shall find out those that hate thee.
This happened in David’s life quite a bit. He was not moved because God was merciful towards him and continued to survive. Think about what happened before David became king. Saul was chasing him all around the wilderness, but God watched out for David and helped him survive.
This really makes me think of construction. That trust is similar to a foundation. Your foundation must be sound before you start to build on it. You don’t put a skyscraper on top of a cracking foundation. That is what trusting God seems like to me. He is a foundation, and you build a relationship on top of that as you learn more about God Himself.
However, this metaphor can extend a little bit farther. If you have laid down your foundation, it is not the kind of thing that you would pick up and move somewhere else. Foundations are permanent rather than portable. They are solid and are not moved. That is what I think David is referring to as well. When you have this strong foundation of trust in God, you are not going to move on.
Why would you not move on?
I think that there are many potential responses to this, but I think that a quote by Peter sums it up as well as anyone else.
Joh 6:67 Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?
Joh 6:68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.
If God truly is everything He says He is, then where else can we go? If you have developed this trust, then you can’t just leave it.