Psalm 89:13-16     Your arm is endued with power; your hand is strong, your right hand exalted.  Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you.  Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O LORD.  They rejoice in your name all day long; they exult in your righteousness.

How important and encouraging it is for us to recite our Lord God’s essential attributes as we seek to serve him faithfully in a hostile world.  This is what Ethan the Ezrahite is doing in this Psalm as he struggles with his own experiences of the LORD’s strange and often perplexing providence.

Let us, with Ethan, reflect deeply on the proven truth of God’s sovereign, strong power – seen so clearly in the wonder of his Creation and his sovereign grace in Salvation History.  Let us, too, reflect deeply on his righteousness and justice – supremely shown in the Substitutionary Death of Jesus, his Son, for helpless, undeserving sinners like us.

Let us also consider how these things are the very ‘foundation of his throne’, and of his love-and-faithfulness toward us.

What evidence have we seen of these unchangeable truths during our own pilgrimage?  Like Ethan, can we testify to the blessedness that surely comes from learning to acclaim him in all our actions and conversations, and from ‘walking in the light of his presence’ every day?

Of course, all this is much more meaningful for us if we do it in partnership with other believers of like mind.  Do we take every opportunity we can for fellowship in Christ, where we can encourage one another in joyful singing in the strong-powerful-exalted-righteous-just-loving-faithful name of the Lord Jesus Christ?
– Bruce Christian