“And now my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me. And I will offer in His tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord”
In verse four of this Psalm, David was in God’s presence, beholding the beauty of the Lord and meditating in His temple. In verse five David was in a “day of trouble” and he experienced God’s presence as being an ark of safety, where he was hidden away in a secret place with God, and being lifted up on a rock.
Now, in verse six, this progression continues with David in God’s presence being “lifted up above my enemies” in victory and so he is singing praises.
All of these blessed truths come from the same fountain – of ministering to our Lord where we are favored to behold His beauty.
Because David loved the beauty of the Lord and spent time with God in His presence, David had learned that God’s presence was the first place to go in times of trouble; for protection, deliverance, and victory.
When you and I minister to our Lord, beholding His beauty in His presence, we are similarly lifted up, so that even “in the day of trouble” we may experience victory and praise.
God’s presence lifts us way above any and all “enemies around” us so that we “will offer in His tent sacrifices with shouts of Joy.”
What sacrifice do we offer in our God’s tent of presence today when we minister to Him?
The author of Hebrews, in the New Testament, wrote “Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name” (Hebrews 13:15). According to this Scripture, we are actually bearing fruit in God’s presence, every time, as our lips offer a “sacrifice of praise” to His name.
God is ready to lift you up above any and all enemies around you. Minister to your Lord, behold His beauty, let Him conceal you in the secret place of His tent, and then start singing your victory song! “I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord.”
Let God lift your head above your enemies right now so that you may see Him in His radiant fullness! He is beautiful and He is your victory. Hallelujah