22 December 2020 – Psalm 89:1-2‬‬‬‬‬‬ (NIV)

Scripture

I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever;
    with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known
    through all generations.
I will declare that your love stands firm forever,
    that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself.

Reflection

Psalm 89 is considered a maskil (a song or poem of contemplation) of Ethan the Ezrahite. Ethan was a Levite considered a wise man in the time of King David’s reign, though excelled by Solomon (1 King 4:31).

This psalm seems to resonate with the times we are living in as we reach the end of 2020, when it contrasts the promises of God and what He had spoken about David’s throne, and what they were living then at that moment, in what was most likely was a time of great national distress (Psalm 89:38-45).

For some, we might be asking: “How long, Lord? Will you hide yourself forever?” (Psalm 89:46a)

But like Ethan we can have the faith to proclaim the words written in today’s passage, bringing our prayers, petitions and doubts to Him, and ending with:

“Praise be to the Lord forever!

Amen and Amen.” – Psalm 89:52

Thoughts for the day

  • What does this passage tell you about God or Jesus?
  • What does this passage tell you about humanity?
  • What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
  • How can you apply this message in an area of your life that needs transformation?
  • Is there anyone you think should hear or will benefit from this message? Go and tell them.

Prayer

Invite the Holy Spirit to show you something to rejoice over. Look beyond your current circumstances to the Lord of all Creation. Remember that you are fully, unconditionally loved. Take time to rejoice in the goodness of the God who has saved you.

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Su Tsai, Community Life Director
Su Tsai is the Community Life Director at Shanghai Community Fellowship (SCF) and is a graduate of Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has been on staff since 2006 as the Youth Director and the Community Life Director since 2012.