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Verse of the Day (June 29, 2020)

Verse of the Day (June 29, 2020) #BMSeminary – Psalms 138–145 comprise the final set of psalms in the Psalter attributed to David. Here, David focuses on God’s faithfulness to him personally (138:1–3, 7–8), which extends, then, to God’s faithfulness to Israel as a whole through whom the nations of the world will one day bow in thanksgiving to Yahweh, the God of Israel (vv. 4–6). The “steadfast love” highlighted in Psalm 136 is back in view here. Of the many reasons David has for offering thanks to the Lord, God’s faithfulness, his loyal and committed love to David and to the nation of Israel, ranks high on the list. David’s personal testimony of God’s unwavering faithfulness and steadfast love is given here: “On the day I called, you answered me; my strength of soul you increased” (Ps. 138:3), and, “Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand delivers me” (v. 7). In light of God’s faithfulness in the past, David concludes with hope in God for the future: “The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands” (v. 8). The gospel is founded on the faithfulness of God to his promise. Were it not for God’s sovereign commitment to bring about the salvation of his chosen ones through the coming of Christ, we would have no hope. And were God to promise but fail to fulfill what he said, we likewise would be without hope. But God is faithful; he keeps his word; his steadfast love indeed never fails. The work of Jesus Christ is the ultimate proof of this. [Gospel Transformation Study Bible]

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