06 July, 2017
Search The Scriptures —Study 70 — Psalm 89: 38-52
Study 70 From the Book of Psalms is: Psalms 89: 38-52
With this study from the book of psalms we are taking a pause here and tomorrow we will go back once again to the book of Ezekiel.
1. Notice the repeated ‘thou’ in verses 38-46. It is the same God of steadfast love, faithfulness and power, extolled in the earlier part of the psalm, who has brought about the downfall of the king and the desolation of the land. This constitutes the psalmist’s dilemma. What bold requests for God’s speedy action does he make (verse 46-51), and on what does he base them?
2. What may we learn form the psalmist’s example when circumstances seem to call God’s character and promises into question? How does faith survive in such situations? Cf. Gn. 18:25; Rom 11:29, 33; Phil. 1:6.
Note. Verse 52 is a doxology to close Book III of the Psalms