(Just a piece of personal privilege--Psalm 90 has played a big role in my sermon prep for this week. I'm looking at the theology behind the the song I'll Fly Away, and many point to Psalm 90:10. I can see it..can you?)
Psalm 89 was such a lovely story.
It began by proclaiming God's favor (1-2) and then talked about God's covenant with David (2 Samuel 7:4-17, Psalm 89:2-4.) It goes on in the next 14 verses to talk about the power and righteousness of God and the importance of our response.
Then comes more detail about the covenant. That God promises to sustain and support David and his line. Here to me in verses 19-37 the line between David and Jesus gets blurred. I love verse 33. The verses leading up to it talk about when Israel runs away and abandons God and how God may punish Israel. Then Verse 33, "But even then I won't take my loyal love away from him. I won't betray my faithfulness. I won't break my covenant. I won't renege on what crossed my lips!"
Oh how lovely! God won't break his promises!
Then the speaker changes again! It talks about when David let go of the covenant, and his feelings that God let him down (38-45). Then David's petitions to be let back in God's graces. Verse 48 might also refer to Jesus, "Who lives their life without seeing death? Who is ever rescued from the grip of the grave?"
And it ends with a Bless the Lord forever.
I love this Psalm. What did you think?