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

Here in the second part of this psalm we see revealed the psalmist, Ethan’s, purpose.

He has spent the majority of the psalm reminding God (and the reader) who God is. Not that God needs reminding, but that this is a viable mechanic for what comes next.

He brings to remembrance the promises the Lord made with David.

“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.”

So what is the problem?

In his time Ethan has seen the Lord seemingly leave and reject Israel.

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

So he cries out, “How long, O LORD? Will you hide yourself forever?”

And in all, Ethan ends with this, “Blessed be the LORD forever! Amen and Amen.”

A clear pattern for us. Bring our concerns to the Lord. When we feel He has abandoned us, bring those concerns to Him! BUT.

But always remember – He is the LORD! Blessed be the Lord forever!

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