Blessed be the Lord!

today's reading.
Psalm 89:24-52     My faithfulness and my steadfast love shall be with him, and in my name shall his horn be exalted...
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think about it.
What does God promise if His people ignore Him or forget His ways (89:30-37)? God does not change His covenant but how did He discipline His disobedient people (89:38-45)? How have you neglected God?

the blog.
Today we turn to the second half of Psalm 89 by Ethan the Ezrahite. We looked at the first 26 verses yesterday and we saw much praising of the Lord. Today we're focusing on verses 24-52 and now we discover that Ethan the Ezrahite's situation is a tough one. And much of the second half of this Psalm is Ethan pouring out the concerns and troubles on his heart to the Lord. At one point he even says "Lord, where is your steadfast love of old, which by your faithfulness you swore to David?" (vs. 49). So has Ethan changed his mind about God? No way. Psalm 89 ends with these telling words, "Blessed be the Lord forever! Amen and Amen."

So what can we learn from Ethan the Ezrahite? What does Psalm 89 show us about God and our communication with Him? Tami W.

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