It’s I WILL Wednesday!
I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever; With my mouth will I make known Your faithfulness to all generations. Psalm 89:1 (NKJV)
This psalm, written by Ethan the Ezrahite, who lived during the lives of both David and Solomon, starts off by expressing his desire to continually offer God praise while motivating those around him and generations to come to do the same. He mentions just in the first verse how it is his desire to make known his faithfulness to all generations! As we read the entire 89th Psalm, we see Ethan using the life of King David as an example. He notes God’s faithfulness in keeping His promises to David and his lineage. Despite the wayward practices of David and his son, God showed amazing mercy, remained faithful to His promises, and ensured that what He said would come about.
Isn’t that amazing?!
Even though David and Solomon did things that (in our eyes) would deem them unfit for the promises that God had for them, God was faithful to make certain that what He said He would do, would be done. The wonderful thing about this Psalm isn’t the fact that Ethan saw what God did for David and Solomon, but he knew what God had done for him. Ethan wasn’t just a reporter of what God had done, but he too was a recipient of the goodness of the Lord. It is this experience with God that propelled him to sing of the mercies of God, praising Him everywhere he went, and to leave a seed of praise so generations to come will know of His majesty!
So now today, generations later, isn’t it wonderful that our God has not changed? We too can say “Oh, what amazing mercy He has bestowed on us.” When we are not doing what He wants us to, His promises still stand. When we don’t live our lives the right way, His promises still stand. When we make decisions that (in our eyes) would disqualify us for any promise that God has for us, His faithfulness towards us is unfathomable and He proves Himself to us each and every day!
Wow! I see and understand what Ethan meant when he wrote this psalm. In the light of God’s love and faithfulness to us, why wouldn’t we tell the world? Let’s tell everyone we know how faithful God is. Let’s tell it to our children and their children that His Love for us is sure and unwavering. As we sing of the Lord’s great love and mercy for us, let us plant seeds of praise everywhere we go!
“Thank You God for your mercies, thank You for your faithfulness. Even when I do not do what I should, thank You for being unwavering in Your actions.”
I WILL sing of the mercies of the Lord forever; With my mouth will I make known Your faithfulness to all generations.