-Theme: God fulfills His covenant promises through His servant David and his descendants ultimately fulfilled in the coming of Jesus Christ, the Messiah, who will reign eternally. The lovingkindness and faithfulness promised to King David is ours by faith in Jesus Christ, God’s Son.
-Historical Insight: This Psalm is a Maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite. Ethan, who was a Levite leader and probably one of the head musicians in the Temple is also recorded in 1 Chronicles 15:17, 19.
-*Application* This Psalm denotes the plan for the Kingdom of God, which was fulfilled through His promises to David and inaugurated in the coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ. While Christ’s Kingdom is yet to be consummated, it is growing and taking over the whole by proclamation and power ever since His first incarnation just over 2,000 years ago (Daniel 2:35, 44-45; 7:9-14, 18, 27, Matthew 24:14). The blessed ones are the ones who know the joyful sound of the LORD and walk in the Light of His countenance (Psalm 89:15). To them He is the personification of lovingkindness, faithfulness, exaltation, and power. While we must endure in the waiting, God will conquer, and His hosts will reign with Him (2 Timothy 2:12)!
Verse to Memorize: Psalm 89:15