Sept. 28, 2018
I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known Thy faithfulness to all generations. Psalm 89:1
LET IT GLOW
David's never-ending dynasty-God kept his promises to David, making him the mightiest king on earth and his descendent always on the throne of Israel. (2 Samuel 7) Yet, Jerusalem was destroyed after Israel became idol worshipers. Israeli kings no longer reigned there. Thus, this chapter looks forward to the future reign of King Jesus.
The psalmist is declaring through song the mercies of the Lord.
Mercies refers to kindness, piety, favor, good deed.
Six times the writer uses some for of the word mercies:
- Mercy shall be built up for ever. (verse 2)
- Mercy and truth shall go before Thy face. (verse 14)
- But My faithfulness and mercy shall go with him. (verse 24)
- My mercy will I keep for Him for evermore. (verse 28)
- Nevertheless My lovingkindness will I not utterly take from Him...(verse 33)
- Lord, where are Thy former lovingkindnesses, which Thou swearest unto David in Thy truth?
Are you in need of some mercy today? Our God has plenty to spare and will pour out lovingkindness freely. His mercies are new every morning. Great is Thy faithfulness Lord unto me!
Is there someone to which we should be showing mercy? I know they don't deserve it, but the love of Jesus in our heart compels us to show it anyway, just as we don't deserve God's mercy, but He shows it to us anyway.
LET IT GROW
Verse 5 says, And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O LORD...
Not only are the angels praising God, but the created stars, planets, sun, moons, and other objects give Him honor, too.
Tonight, let's stop amidst our hurried life and look up in amazement at the heavenly creation of our merciful God. God uses them to provide the heat we need on earth for crops and warmth for us, the gravitational pull of the moon upon the oceans, the beauty of the stars in their formations, and the far away planets that we have explored.
Praise the Lord!
LET IT GO
Choose to show God's mercy today to others.