This week we will continue to analyse Psalms 89 which was composed by Ethan who was an Ezrahite renowned for his wisdom. We will be concluding our study of Psalm 86 by exploring part two, verses 27-52.
In oder to refreshed our memory we will recap part one which was our focus last week. We discovered the childlike love and trust which existed between king David and his Heavenly Father. Therefore God made a Covenant king David and his descendants that the throne of David would be eternal but due to the failure of David's descendents to keep their part the Covenant it could not be fulfill through them.
But the love of God triumphs over human failure and God sent His Holy Son Jesus Christ to fulfill every requirement in order to bring God's blessings to His children in he human family. We were reminded of the sweetness of our Heavenly Father's great love for us, His earthly children.
In this week's Programme the Psalmist begins by recalling God's Covenant with king David'and his first descendant king Solomon, KJV Psalms 89:27-28 Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth. My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him. But once again we are reminded that God's promises are conditional and if we break our promise to be faithful and obedient children then there will be consequences that follow.
King David and his descendants were experiencing these consequences and the Psalmist recounts them to God the Heavenly Father, KJV Psalms 89:31-32 If they break My statutes, and keep not My commandments; Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes. But with punishment the Psalmist acknowledges that God always exercise His mercy and faithfulness, KJV Psalms 89:33-34 Nevertheless My lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer My faithfulness to fail. My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of My lips.
But the Psalmist in frustration at the plight of Israel makes an inaccurate accusation against God, KJV Psalms 89:38-39, 46 But Thou hast cast off and abhorred, Thou hast been wroth with Thine anointed. Thou hast made void the covenant of Thy servant:Thou hast profaned his crown by casting it to the ground. . . How long, LORD? wiltThou hide Thyself for ever? shall Thy wrath burn like fire?
Alas, we learn the lesson that God only punishes to bring His rebellious earthly children to repentance and Salvation. The Psalmist has learnt this lesson also and ends this Prayer on a high note, KJV Psalms 89:52 Blessed be the LORD for evermore. Amen, and Amen.
So whether or not you are experiencing difficulties which cause you to question the faithfulness and mercy of God. Please join us on Prayers of Hope in our Prayer Breakfast as we taste and see that God is Good all the time.
Prayers Of Hope
Hosted by: Sharon Scott
Aired: Saturday 5 February 2022 7am-9am