Today From Psalms

I Will Sing

Psalm 89 has been etched into my memory as long as I can remember. The reason is; this verse has been set to music and I learned it very early in life.

“I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.”

Not only do and should men sing the praises of God, verse 5 reminds us that the heavens do the same. “And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O Lord: thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints.”

There is no reason for us to try and imagine reasons to praise the Lord, beginning with verse 6 we are given a number of reasons to praise the Lord.

First, there is no other God like the Lord God. “For who in the heaven can be compared unto the Lord? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the Lord?” (Verse 6)   It is nigh unto impossible for us to fully grasp this truth. There is no other God, yet we can know Him; know Him so personally that we can call “father.”

Second, He alone is to be revered. This follows the first thought. If there is no other God, then no one else should be revered as God. “God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.” (Verse 7)

Third, God is all powerful but also faithful. (Verse 8)   “O Lord God of hosts, who is a strong Lord like unto thee? or to thy faithfulness round about thee?”

Finally, God is the sovereign God. “The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.” (Verse 11)

All this combined, leads me to honor God, worship God, and trust in God implicitly. “He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.” (Verse 26)

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