Psalm 89 & 90: God’s Faithfulness
Verse of the Day: (89:1) I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.
1. God’s Faithfulness (89:1-10)
For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens. (89:2)
Ethan the Ezrahite, whose wisdom only surpassed by the wisest man, King Solomon, sang to God proclaiming His faithfulness and mercies to all His people, especially Israel, His chosen nation. (1 Kings 4:29-31) This psalm is a double prophesy of the future of Israel as well as the coming of Jesus, the Son of God, the Seed of David. Indeed, let us be faithful to God committing His Word and Gospel to faithful men who shall also commit to others that the legacy of Jesus shall continue till His glorious return. (2 Timothy 2:1-2)
2. God’s Fullness (89:11-52)
The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them. (89:11)
God makes everything perfect and holy in this world, and has filled it with fullness and abundance. However, man has made a mess out of this world through our first parents, Adam and Eve, and today, the world is suffering from it, as it is tainted with sins and wickedness, and diseases like Covid-19, and pollution in the air and seas. (Genesis 3) Nevertheless, Ethan, inspired by the Holy Spirit, prophesied that God has a redemption plan as He sent His Son, Jesus, who shall deliver our souls from fiery hell, and one day, He shall promote us to glorious heaven. Indeed, let us be filled with God’s love and faithfulness sharing the Gospel that Jesus saves, as well as taking care of His environment that it be restored to its fulness for His glory and praise. (Ephesians 3:14-21)
3. God’s Flight (90:1-17)
The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. (90:10)
This psalm was written by Moses, inspired by the Holy Spirit, as it was his prayer to God reflecting the brevity of life, and how he desired God to teach him and Israel to treasure their lives, and wisely used them for His glory. Even though the average life span of man is 70 years, and some may live up to 80 years, and even above, yet as compare to eternity, it is like a vapour flying away and vanishes in thin air. In fact, the longer we live, the more are our labours and sorrows, because of our sins and imperfections. Let us thus seek God and His righteousness, as they are eternal and precious, while the fame and fortune of this world are only transient, flying away like eagles toward the sky. (Proverbs 23:1-5)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You for Your faithfulness and please forgive my unfaithfulness.