- O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.
- Awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.
- I will praise Thee, O Lord, among the people: and I will sing praises unto Thee among the nations.
- For Thy mercy is great above the heavens; and Thy truth reacheth unto the clouds.
- Be thou exalted, O God, above all the heavens: and Thy glory above all the earth.
- That Thy beloved may be delivered: save with Thy right hand and answer me. KJV.
Glory -c) splendor or copiousness, honor.
Copiousness -d) abundance.
Splendor -d) to shine, great luster, brilliance, magnificent richness of glory.
This is a song of David. He is happy and is singing God’s praise because his heart is fixed, and he is able to know His goodness and it causes a song to arise within him. All of these wonderful words are coming out of a heart that has been fixed. It is not broken or full of pride or selfishness. When self is removed, the way is open to obey His commandments.
We can come to Him and enjoy how wonderful He is. We see how His love outshines the love of mankind. How His gentleness reaches down to us in our weakness and lifts us up out of the miry pit of sin. We are allowed by His wonderful grace to come into His presence and sing from our heart about all that He is. We are such privileged beings. We are lovingly pampered by the glorious One bringing to us all that He is.
He shares His wonderful glory with us. The Hebrew word for glory in verses 1 and 5 is the same word. They mean honor. He gives us His honor that we could never achieve. They mean splendor, or to shine with a great luster and a magnificent richness of His glory. They mean copiousness or abundance which means we can receive all of the rich wealth of His glory. All of His attributes that we need so desperately to get the victory in our life, He is giving to us!
How is any of this possible? This life is just the beginning of what He plans to do. We have small beginnings but will grow throughout eternity becoming more and more like Him.
Isaiah 60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light has come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.
2. For behold darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and His glory shall be seen upon thee. KJV
His glory shall arise upon thee. The darkness is the beginning of the last days trouble that is coming upon all who dwell upon the earth. He will have a set apart people like David whose heart is fixed, and they sing His praises all day long. He will reveal Himself to them more and more until He comes back and is right there!
Revelation 19: 16 And He hath on His vesture and on His thigh a name written:
KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.