March 20, Reading 2 – Psalm 89:19-52

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SAA Notes

Reflect on God’s wonderful promises to His Christ or Messiah David. More, not less is promised to the Christ – Jesus of Nazareth, David’s greater Son. As the psalm says, David’s sons forsook God’s Law, Solomon’s line petered out in the exile! Their faith hoped in God’s promises (v49). We know that God sent Jesus! God did remember!

SJA Notes

“My steadfast love I will keep for him forever, and my covenant will stand firm for him. I will establish his offspring forever and his throne as the days of the heavens.”

Here in this psalm (yesterday and today’s passages) Ethan spends time remembering God’s promises to bring them before the Lord, because,

“But now you have cast off and rejected; you are full of wrath against your anointed.”

The psalmist wrestles with what many people come hard up against.

“How long, O LORD? Will you hide yourself forever?”

God’s people at the time were bereft of security, they were plundered by their foes. They saw great evil done to them.

Here in this psalm we see a clear pattern for us today. How to bring our concerns to the Lord by remembering His promises to us.

That is not the only part though – God has promised good things to us. But also, God is THE LORD. Remember who He is. He is not a fallen man. He is God. Remember Him.

“Blessed be the LORD forever! Amen and Amen.”

* Father God,

Thank You for not leaving us to death, thank You for not handing us over to the just punishment for the sin we have done.

Thank You that instead You have rescued us into an eternal hope, an inheritance like no other!

Amen.

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