How should you make known the faithfulness of God today? Look at what Ethan wrote – the covenant with David, the heavens praise your wonders, you rule the surging sea, righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne. Those words in verse 4 find their fulfilment in Jesus – the heir of David who lives forever. The line stopped with Jesus!
In 2 Samuel 7 the Lord speaks to David through Nathan saying, “And your house and your kingdom shall be made sure forever before me. Your throne shall be established forever.”
David’s line extends down through the turbulent history of Israel. His lineage exists through Joseph who married Mary through whom Jesus came into the world.
And we believe that this promise, told to David, and echoed in this Psalm by Ethan in vs 3-4, is founded and wrought and ultimately upheld in Jesus!
Jesus is God’s chosen one, the Christ (just as David was, at one point in time, the Lord’s Christ for Israel)!
Jesus is the forever king!
In Luke ch 1 an angel speaks to Mary saying of Jesus, “And the Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”
This is God’s steadfast love built up forever! In Jesus He has established His faithfulness.
These first verses in this psalm are a wonderful example of how to give glory to God, to ADORE Him.
And at its beginning it’s author Ethan points us to Jesus.
Hallelujah, what a Saviour!