“The king shall joy in Your strength, O LORD; and in Your salvation how greatly shall he rejoice! You have given him his heart’s desire, and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah. For You meet him with the blessings of goodness: You set a crown of pure gold on his head. He asked life of You, and You gave it him, even length of days for ever and ever. His glory is great in Your salvation: honor and majesty have You laid upon him. For You have made him most blessed for ever: You have made him exceeding glad with Your countenance.” Psalm 21:1-6 (KJV)
King David was speaking of much more than what he had requested. He was speaking of the future King of Israel, King of the world who would receive all that He requested because He had died to redeem His bride unto Himself.
On that word “Selah” I want you to remember that I look at that word and pause, think about what was just read, what it says, and reflect on it. Now thinking on that second verse for a bit: did David get all those things? Did he get all that his heart desired? I really do doubt it. He was joyous in knowing the LORD and resting in Him. It would seem to me that it is directly related to the coming King, the Messiah of Israel, and Savior of the world.
He asked life and was raised from the dead. He asked for long life, and will live eternally, even for ever and ever. He is glorified in the salvation GOD has provided through His death, burial, and resurrection.
This Psalm is a song of David thanking and praising the LORD for His answer to his prayers; that they are exceedingly abundant over what he could ask or think (Ephesians 3:20).
Ask Life, and GOD Gives It. He gives life through faith in His Son Jesus. Will you ask?