Psalm 89

SCRIPTURE
 
I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations.
 
OBSERVATION-What does it say?
 
This Psalm was written by Ethan the Ezrahite. In 2 Samuel 7:12-17, God promises King David that there would always be a king of the Jews. Ethan wrote this Psalm after the Jews were deported to Babylon. In it, he expresses a belief that despite what he sees, he has faith that the promises described in 2 Samuel 7:12-17, will still be fulfilled. (Reference: Wikipedia)
 
UNDERSTANDING-What does it mean?
 
Ethan kept the faith.
 
The promise of God to King David didn’t seem like it was going to happen. However, this Psalm is the writer encouraging himself in the faithfulness of the Lord and His promises, despite the circumstances around him showing him something different.
 
LIFE APPLICATION
 
“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” Hebrews‬ ‭11:6‬ ‭NIV‬‬
 
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”
‭‭Hebrews 11:1
 
Four things about faith in these two passages:
 
-It’s impossible to please God without it.
-We must believe He exists when we come to Him.
-We must EARNESTLY seek him. Definition for earnestly in Oxford dictionary is “with sincere and intense conviction; seriously.”
-We must be confident in what we hope for, even though we don’t see it yet.
 
What faith move or prayer is the Holy Spirit asking you to make today? This is a personal question between you and God. No need to share, unless you feel convicted to and want agreement in it, please feel free to write it in the comments section.
 
-Michelle Gaddi