Thursday, October 17, 2013

HOW LONG O LORD?

Suggested Reading: Psalms 89

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This mosaic outside of St. Gabriel's church in Nazareth (also known as the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation) depicts the angel Gabriel announcing to Mary the news that she would bear a Son who would rule over the throne of David forever.

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Key Verses: Psalm 89:1, 15

I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever;

With my mouth will I make known Your faithfulness to all generations…

Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound!

They walk, O Lord, in the light of Your countenance.

 

First of all, how about a spiritual lift? Click here to join in singing “of the mercies of the Lord forever!” After all, the intention of Ethan, the composer of this hymn, is that we should sing the words of our key verse. According to verse 15, we are a blessed people because we “KNOW THE JOYFUL SOUND!” The choir and orchestra may well have been intended to build to a crescendo from verses 1 to 15. Ethan’s faith is strong. He believes that God will keep His promise that the dynasty of King David will continue (read 1 Kings 8:22-26). He believes this in spite of the fact that the last ruling monarch of David’s line had been taken captive into Babylon. The last 15 verses of this Psalm seem to show that it was written prophetically or that Ethan lived and wrote after the events of the destruction of Jerusalem. Ethan, in his emotionally-charged poetry, cries out, “How long, Lord? Will You hide Yourself forever?”

It would be approximately 500 years later that the permanent occupant of David’s throne would be born of the Virgin Mary. Let us read about the “Anointed One.” Those words, “Anointed One” are the English translation of the Hebrew word “Messiah.” Let us all read from Luke’s Gospel 1:26-33. Luke picks up on the words from Psalm 89:36-37 and quotes from the Angel who appeared to Mary with this message concerning the Child she was about to conceive, “The Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David… of His Kingdom there will be no end!” Amen!!! Amen!!! Amen!!!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord Jesus, You are my King, my forever Sovereign. You rule over my heart and mind. I recommit to this fact every day as I meditate on this blog’s Scripture portion. I pray that I will live today, and every day, as Your ambassador, representing You well! Thank You for grace to do this. Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

As a boy in school here in Canada, a former colony of Britain, I would sing heartily, “God save our gracious King” (George VI). On the main street of the village of Brighton, Ontario, back in 1959, while Queen Elizabeth II passed by in an open convertable car, Norma-Jean played the accordion and I led approximately 5000 people crowding the sidewalks in singing, “God save the Queen” (for this story and dozens of others be sure to get my latest book – click here for information). The difference with the King who sits on David’s throne is that He saves us when we call on Him! The Bible declares that, “Whosoever shall call on the Name of the Lord shall be saved!”

Yours for the Glory of the King who does not need to be saved, but who Saves!!!

David

P.S. Here’s another video clip in the current series with Dr. David Jeremiah on 100 Huntley Street. His book, What Are You Afraid Of? is available here, or by calling 1-800-265-3100.

10 thoughts on “Thursday, October 17, 2013

  1. How could anyone live in fear and anxiety if they were to proclaim our Lord as Sovereign King and trust in Him with their whole being. As Dr. Jeremiah says, “it is a decision” and not a fluffy feeling that, just happens. Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

    • Praise the Lord, Brother David

      It is a blessing to read your devotion of 100 words.
      The song was very uplifting,,,He usualy puts a song in heart when I wake up in the morning, and this morning you put a song in my heart and I will sing of His praises FOREVER!

      • But God will help those who call upon Him and trust in Him by faith. Let’s never forget that God, the Holy Spirit, will forever be a very present help in our time of need. I praise God that He has given each human being a freedom of choice. I choose God as Lord of my life and I beckon others to do the same … before our time runs out.

  2. Amen, David. When we go in God, we can go in peace. “Nevertheless my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfullness to fail.”Ps. 89:33). Have a great day!

  3. Hallelujah, Praise the Lord!!!! What an uplifting chorus this morning. As soon as I read the verses, I started singing that chorus.

    Here’s another chorus:

    Such Love, such wondrous Love
    Such Love, such wondrous Love
    That God should love a sinner such as I,
    How wonderful is Love like this!!!!

    And I’m so glad He did!!! Have a wonderful day blog-buddies!!!

  4. I thank you Father Son and Holy Spirit YOUR love never changes nor fails us
    YOUR mercy is new every morning ,Great is YOUR faithfullness that why I have never feared since YOU Saved me PTL>>>AMEN AMEN AMEN>…R…

  5. I will give all my worship to our Lord snd Saviour Jesus Christ , Him alone will I seek
    Praise you Lord for all what have done and are doing in these last days
    Praise your name forever and thank you for giving David ! Mainse strength and putting on weight to you be praised GLORY TO YOUR NAME FOREVER
    AMEN 🙂

  6. I was very Blessed by the song you shared from you tube, ” I will sing of the Mercies of the Lord forever, I will sing, I will sing.” Thank you so much David M. I liked it so much that I shared it on facebook.

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