Today we read the last of David’s Psalms and begin reading the Psalms by his music leaders. Did you see Christ in Psalm 89? Ethan writes about the Lord’s covenant with King David. “Your seed I will establish forever, And build up your throne to all generations.” Jesus’s mother, Mary, will come from the lineage of King David’s son, Nathan. Mary’s husband, Joseph, will come from the lineage of King David’s son, Solomon. Ethan goes on to say, “Also I will make him My firstborn, the highest of the kings of the earth. My mercy I will keep for him forever, And My covenant shall stand firm with him. His seed also I will make to endure forever, And his throne as the days of heaven”. Paul will later say in Romans 8:29 “For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers”. Jesus will rise from the grave 3 days after His crucification making him the firstborn of many. The fact that Jesus rose from the grave should give us great hope that we too will rise from the dead. So when Ethan says in the Psalm, “What man can live and not see death? Can he deliver his life from the power of the grave?”, we know the answer! Jesus Christ! He will defeat death so that we too will have eternal life! “Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord…who saved us and called us to a holy calling…which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began…who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.” (2 Timothy 1:8-10). As Ethan says at the end of this Psalm, “Amen and Amen”! Keep reading.
(Psalms 144-145, Psalms 88-89)