Scripture Reading

Psalm 21:3 For thou preventest him with the blessings of goodness: thou settest a crown of pure gold on his head.

Insight on the Word

The word “preventest” used here in this passage is translated from the Hebrew word “qadam” and means “to preceded, to anticipate or go before.” In other words God has put before him blessings or God has welcomed or met him with blessings. These blessings are set before the King, however God being no respecter of persons, also sets blessings before his obedient children as well (Acts 10:34).

We live in a cursed world (Isaiah 24:6), it is essential that we have the blessings of God. For with God’s blessings no curse will have any affect upon us (Nehemiah 13:2). Take some time to think about the many blessings God has given us. Blessings for our physical man such as: life, health, water, food, clothing, shelter and employment. Blessings for our soulish man such as: happiness, joy, peace, contentment, rest and love. But of all our blessings the greatest blessing is that blessing He has given to our spiritual man; salvation through the giving of His son Jesus to die on the cross for our sins.

Without salvation in this present life we would be without God and without hope (Ephesians 2:12). And even more, without salvation we would be lost without God for all eternity, confined to a Devil’s hell (Mark 9:42-48). Truly our greatest blessing is our salvation from sin and our adoption into the family of God (Ephesians 1:5).

After this life’s course has been run we shall be judged; and if we have been faithful we are promised that we “shall receive the crown of life,” (James 1:12). But for now, live today knowing “every good gift and every perfect gift is from above” (James 1:17) and that this day, God is preparing your way with “the blessings of goodness.”

Speak the Word — God prepares my way with blessings of goodness! (Psalms 21:3)

Daily Bible Reading — Leviticus 8 – 10