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  • Writer's pictureAlan Fong

Like the Horn of the Unicorn

Today’s Verse:

But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil. ~Psalm 92:10


In mythology, the unicorn is a mythical, magical horse that is identified by a sharp horn that protrudes out of its forehead. The unicorn in the Bible is mentioned nine times and is thought to have been a strong, wild ox that had a large single horn that protruded from its forehead. A few think it could refer to the rhinoceros due to its significant horn, strength, and speed. The unicorn symbolizes power and strength. The horn also symbolizes strength. The psalmist speaks of his horn being exalted as the horn of a unicorn.

We see the adversaries.

When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever.” The adversaries are the enemies of our faith: the world, the flesh, and the devil. The enemies of our faith are fiendish: they are evil and seek our spiritual defeat. These enemies are filthy. They blaspheme God and His works. These enemies are flourishing. They seem to increase in numbers faster than the number of people who get saved. The reality is that we have enemies who are against God and His people.

We see the advocacy.

But thou, LORD, art most high for evermore.” In spite of the enemy’s strength, the Lord is our Advocate. God is for us and not against us! God is most high. This speaks of Who He is and where He sits. He is higher than any throne or dominion. There is none higher in authority, might, and power than God. He shows us His lovingkindness in the morning and His faithfulness in the evening. God is for us.

We see the advantage.

But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.” The psalmist was keenly aware of the strength of his enemies. However, he was also aware of the advantage that God gave him. God gives us His strength. The horn and unicorn represent strength. The first mention of a unicorn in the Bible is the strength of a unicorn. In our time of need, God raises our little strength to meet the challenge of the hour. Someone has once said, “Pray not for challenges equal to your strength, but rather pray for strength equal to your challenges.” Not only does God give us needed strength, but He gives us the power of the Spirit. The psalmist said, I shall be anointed with fresh oil.” Oil is a symbol of the Holy Spirit. Fresh means “like a green, flourishing tree.” Fresh oil conveys the idea of being new, enriching, flourishing, dynamic, and purposeful. God gives us the advantage of strength and His Spirit.

We see the advancement.

We have power over our enemies. We flourish like the palm tree. A palm tree stands upright and is unbreakable in a storm. We grow like a cedar in Lebanon. As the saying goes, “the sky is the limit.” The massive cedars grow to great heights and point towards Heaven: a great picture of spiritual growth. We flourish in the courts of God. The service of the Lord abounds. Even in old age, we shall bring forth fruit. We are able to bear fruit, more fruit, and much fruit. God equips us to advance His purpose and His work. Don’t allow an affliction or setback to defeat you. Remember that God will exalt your horn like the horn of a unicorn and anoint you with fresh oil.

Have an enabled God Morning!

Bible Reading Schedule: Jeremiah 18-22

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