Chapter 89: Christ’s Throne shall be established
Maschil of Ethan the Ezrahite
Ethan tells us that the Lord is merciful and that no one can be compared to Him. We learn that in the assembly/congregation of the saints, the Lord is greatly feared. This Psalm is essentially about the: mercy, greatness, justice, and judgment of the Holy one of Israel. Ethan tells us that David’s seed (through Christ) will be established forever.
There is one thing that really caught my eye “He [Jesus] shall cry unto me [God the Father], thou art my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation. Also I will make him my first born, higher than the kings of the earth.” (Psalms 89:26-27)
This tells us a few very important gospel truths:
- Jesus is the son of God the Father (Elohiem)
- Jesus is the first son of God “…that he might be the firstborn among many bretheren.” (Romans 8:29)
- Jesus is separate from God the Father (the Trinity: God the Father, His Son [Jesus] and the Holy Ghost). The Three are separate and individual beings.
Chapter 90: Man’s days, compared to God’s
A Prayer of Moses the man of God
This is a Prayer of Moses where we learn that God is everlasting. Man’s life is meant to be “three score years and ten”; three score was a term used to say “60” and “10”= “70” so in other words humans are meant to live to age “70” according to Moses’s prayer.
Moses tells the Lord that He “…hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance” (Psalms 90:8). Moses is essentially confessing his and his peoples sins. Although I strongly feel that the Lord already knows our sins. Our sins are not secret from Him. Moses asks the Lord for his kindness in blessing the people.