Psalm 89:19-29

19 [o]Once You spoke in vision to Your godly [p]ones,
And said, “I have [q]given help to one who is mighty;
I have exalted one chosen from the people.
20 “I have found David My servant;
With My holy oil I have anointed him,
21 With whom My hand will be established;
My arm also will strengthen him.
22 “The enemy will not [r]deceive him,
Nor the [s]son of wickedness afflict him.
23 “But I shall crush his adversaries before him,
And strike those who hate him.
24 “My faithfulness and My lovingkindness will be with him,
And in My name his horn will be exalted.
25 “I shall also set his hand on the sea
And his right hand on the rivers.
26 “He will cry to Me, ‘You are my Father,
My God, and the rock of my salvation.’
27 “I also shall make him My firstborn,
The highest of the kings of the earth.
28 “My lovingkindness I will keep for him forever,
And My covenant shall be confirmed to him.
29 “So I will establish his [t]descendants forever
And his throne as the days of heaven.

It would be easy to look at this passage of Psalm 89 and think, “Oh sure, David gets special treatment, must be nice!” Starting in verse 20, David is annointed/chosen by God, established, and strengthened. His enemies are crushed, his “horn” is exalted, God’s lovingkindness and faithfulness are with him, and is made “the highest of the kings of the earth.”

So yes, David does get special treatment, sort of… See, God had a plan and a purpose for David’s life, that involved him being king. Otherwise, he would have remained a shepherd, and even then God would have continued to help him against wild animals that threatened the flock.

But God also has a plan and purpose for your life. Sure, you might not be president or king, but there is a place for you in God’s plan nonetheless. And so, as He works to make you into the person that can fill that place, you are chosen by God, strengthened, and maybe even exalted (which ought to be through no doing of your own).

As we’ve seen elsewhere, God’s lovingkindness and faithfulness are for all who call upon His name, and His promises are forever. Going once more to something Paul wrote to the believers in Philippi, “For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect (complete) it until the day of Christ Jesus.” And He will do whatever it takes to make that happen, which is very special treatment indeed.

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