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The apparent suspension of the covenant (v. 38-51) - While it was impossible for the Covenant to be cancelled, it certainly was suspended. The psalmist rehearses the things which were evident as he looks at the triumphant Babylonians and the uprooted nation of Israel. He speaks of:
Sometimes it is not easy to reconcile God’s providences with his promises, yet we are sure that God’s works fulfill his word. When Christ himself, was upon the cross, God seemed to have cast Him off, yet did not make void His covenant, for that was established for ever. Thrones and crowns are often laid in the dust; but there is a crown of glory reserved for Christ’s spiritual seed, which fadeth not away. God’s unchangeableness and faithfulness assure us that He will not cast off those whom He has chosen and covenanted with(vv. 46-48). The scoffers of the latter days, in like manner, reproach the footsteps of the Messiah when they ask, Where is the promise of His coming (vv. 49-51)? (II Peter 3:3).
The psalm ends with a doxology: “Blessed be the Lord for evermore. Amen and Amen” (v. 52). All is well; the Davidic covenant is secure. It is not in David’s hands but in God’s hands.
I should never loose hope in what God is doing in the day in which I live. He may suspend in my thinking what He is doing but I can be sure He will accomplish His will in His timing.
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Psalms 86:1-17David Prays For Protection From Enemies
Psalms 87:1-7Jerusalem – City of God
Psalms 88:1-18The Depths of Despair
Psalms 89:1-18God’s Promises Are Secure
Psalms 89:19-37God’s Enabling Power
Psalms 89:38-52The Apparent Suspension of The Covenant
Psalms 90:1-17Moses- Weary in The Wilderness Wanderings
Psalms 91:1-16Relax And Let God Restore Your Faith
Psalms 92:1-15What is True Worship