The Old Promise of God

Handwritten page from the book of Psalms chapter 89 verses 24 through 52.
Psalms 89:24-52

Synopsis     Psalms 89:24-52     1/18/2022 

Ethan the Ezrahite wrote a psalm of lament. In it, he observed how God had promised King David long life and an even longer reign. But during Ethan’s time, David was threatened. And so, Ethan lamented David’s fall. And he begged for God to remember his promises to David. In this way, he hoped God would restore the kingdom.  

The Old Promise 

The silent killer of relationship with God is my expectations. If I come to see God merely as the source of the good and pleasant things that I desire for my life, then I have objectified God. I no longer see the person. Instead, God has become for me, a resource. In that psychological moment, He is a thing that provides. 

Now God actually is a provider. In fact, He is an abundant and extravagant provider. But He is never a thing. And before all else, He is a person who loves me and desires relationship with me.  

If I meet God here, I am never disappointed.  

“We know that all things work for good for those who love God,* who are called according to his purpose.” Rom 8:28 

January 26, 2022

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