“You are their glorious strength. It pleases you to make us strong” (Psalm 89:17, NLT).

If you read this verse in other translations such as the NIV (by your favor you exalt our horn), it doesn’t make much sense. What does it mean to have an exalted horn? Matthew Henry’s Commentary says the horn denotes beauty, plenty and power which belong to the beloved of God. The Message says because God’s beauty is inside us, we’re walking on air.

The New Living Translation gives us a little more insight about God: he is strong (a bit of an understatement), he is our strength and it pleases him to make us strong. God delights in encouraging and strengthening us and in turn, we are able to do the same for others. May God be your strength and give you strength today and every day and may you be an encouragement to all you meet.

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