Daily Devotions


Day 157

Psalm 21:3a "For You meet him with the blessings of goodness"

Day 157 – Psalm 21

“For You meet him with the blessings of goodness” Psalm 21:3a


It is natural to desire and to seek the blessings of God (Psalm 1:1). The following text reveals what the Lord blessed David with.

“For You meet him with the blessings of goodness;
You set a crown of pure gold upon his head.
He asked life from You, and You gave it to him-
Length of days forever and ever.”
Psalm 21:3-4

1. “Blessings of goodness”

a) This is a general reference to God’s blessings.
b) The main characteristic found in all of God’s blessings is “goodness”! (James 1:17)

2. “You set a crown of pure gold upon his head”

a) A crown of pure gold would set off the king in his finest moment of glory.
b) It does not have to be a reference to coronation.
c) It would be a fitting touch to wear this special crown of pure gold as a symbol of great victory given by the Lord.

3. “He asked life from You”

a) The king would ask to be preserved in battle.
b) To survive a battle would be a good blessing from the Lord.
c) But to enjoy “length of days forever and ever”- that would be an illustration of a “blessing of goodness”.
d) God had given more to David than what he had asked for.


The Lord has graciously promised blessing to all His people (Psalm 3:8). However these blessings were never meant to be taken for granted. They must be humbly sought in prayer.

David provides for us a fine example of how one may seek and obtain the blessings of goodness. May we find the blessings of God in our life!