The Promise

My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him.  His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven.  If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments; If they break my statutes, and keep not commandments; Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes.  Nevertheless my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.  My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.

Psalm 89:28-34

This wonderful Psalm is about the Lord Jesus Christ.  I enjoy reading these promises that the Father has made to the Son.  There is some rich material in this Psalm for us to meditate on.  I will just hit a few highlights – I’m sure you can find your own applications, as there are too many to even scratch the surface in this post.

“My mercy will I keep for him evermore.”  I am thankful for that everlasting mercy!  Without it, I would have been gone long, long ago.

“His seed also will I make to endure for ever…”  I am thankful that, not only is the Lord forever, but His salvation and His mercy is forever.

“If his children forsake my law… Then will I visit their transgressions with the rod, and their iniquities with stripes.”  If you wonder why this part of the Psalm is a blessing to me, read on… “Nevertheless my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him…”  As His child, He will chasten us and “visit us with the rod,” but He will not forsake us and His lovingkindness will He not take from us.  That is a huge comfort and a huge blessing to me!

“…nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.”  My faithfulness may falter and fail, and it has and does.  But His faithfulness does not falter and it does not fail. 

What great promises we can find in the Book!  Let us take comfort and encouragement from them.

2 responses to this post.

  1. Thank you so much, Ben. That one was packed with His goodness! Like taking a vitamin. 🙂 God bless you as you worship Him today.

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