Tehillim / Psalms 89 | ספר תהילים פט Part 1A, You are my Father, My God, and the Rock of my Salvation.

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 88:1-17, the Psalm opens saying, A Maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite. Who is Ethan the Ezahite? The Psalm continues saying, 89:1 I will sing of the lovingkindness of the Lord forever; To all generations I will make known Your faithfulness with my mouth. 89:2 For I have said, ‘Lovingkindness will be built up forever; In the heavens You will establish Your faithfulness.’ (NASB) What does it mean lovingkindness will be built up forever? How does the Lord establish faithfulness in the heavens? The Lord speaks prophetically though the psalmist saying, 89:3 ‘I have made a covenant with My chosen; I have sworn to David My servant, 89:4 I will establish your seed forever And build up your throne to all generations.’ Selah. (NASB) Why did the Lord make a covenant with David? The psalmist continues saying, 89:15 How blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! O Lord, they walk in the light of Your countenance. 89:16 In Your name they rejoice all the day, And by Your righteousness they are exalted. (NASB) What is the joyful sound? How does the Lord’s righteousness exalt the children of Israel? The psalm continues saying, 89:17 For You are the glory of their strength, And by Your favor our horn is exalted. 89:18 For our shield belongs to the Lord, And our king to the Holy One of Israel. 89:19 Once You spoke in vision to Your godly ones, And said, ‘I have given help to one who is mighty; I have exalted one chosen from the people. (NASB) What vision did the Lord speak unto the godly ones? Read more here: Tehillim 98-Part1A

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