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Thankfulness for God’s Covenantal Love

by on November 27, 2021

Key Scripture: Psalm 89:1-2 “I will sing of the steadfast love of the Lord, forever; with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations. For I said, “Steadfast love will be built up forever; in the heavens you will establish your faithfulness.”

When God makes a covenant, you can guarantee that He will keep it and that He will fulfill it. The foundation for Psalm 89 is rooted in the covenantal promises of God as displayed in 2 Samuel 7, where the Lord establishes a covenant with David. We learn here in Psalm 89 that the Psalmist is rejoicing in the steadfast love of God. We realize that God’s faithfulness lasts forever. The people of Israel would have a king provided to them by God in the person of David, and this provision of a king was a demonstration of God’s love for His people and His faithfulness. God would later send His Son Jesus as the Righteous King for His people, where David failed, Christ would not.

The psalmist here calls upon the reader to recount the unchanging love of the Lord, and then the proper response for recipients of that love is to make it known to all generations. The psalmist says that with one’s mouth, the faithfulness of God is proclaimed. We would do well to remember passages of Scripture that point us to the faithfulness and love of God. One remarkable passage is 1 John 4:9-10, “In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”

Questions to Consider:

Have you experienced the redeeming love of God? If so, do you regularly proclaim this love, which was given to you freely, to those around you?

Prayer Prompts:

  • Today, spend time meditating on how God demonstrated His love for you by sending Jesus to die in your place. To pay the price
    for your sin that you could not pay and raise again in a faithful resurrection.

  • Thank God for being faithful to fulfill His promises and rejoice in His great love for you.

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