Morning devotion: Read Psalm 89

Psalms 89:1  ¶<<Maschil of Ethan the Ezrahite.>> I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations. 2  For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens. 3  I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant, 4  Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah.

What a fitting Psalm in such a time as this. Psalm 89 was written during a time a nationwide disaster, read verses 38-51. Yet, here in the opening verses we see the Psalmist singing about the mercy of God and the faithfulness of God. Yes, in the time of national and international disaster there is God. God, the God of mercy and faithfulness is still in the heavens and is still sovereign. This dilemma has not taken him by surprise. He is not in the heavens chewing his fingernails with worry, wondering what happened. He is in complete control.

The issue then becomes this, will you trust in God’s mercy and God’s faithfulness? Notice the phrase: “Thy seed will I establish for ever.” That seed is the seed of the Lord Jesus; the seed is the same seed that God spoke to Abraham about in Genesis.

Genesis 17:7  ¶And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.

This promise was not only to Abraham but to all those who believe. Romans 4:13  For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.

Romans 4:16  Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,

My friend, there is an end to all tragedy, eventually there is an end to all disaster. The Christian, no matter what happens in tragedy and disaster, has one great promise. We are promised, by faith through grace in the Lord Jesus Christ, to have God’s mercy and faithfulness. God has made a covenant with those who are in and of Jesus that they have eternal life. No matter what happens in this world, in the end, we win. Verse 4 says: “Thy seed will I establish for ever.”

When you focus on the temporary and become afraid and worried, remember, there is an end to all tragedy and disaster. The question is this, are you saved, born-again? Are you of the covenant of the seed of David?

The choice is still yours,

Pastor Cook

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