12/14 Psalm 89：1-4，20-29，51-52 Praise God’s Will
（Memorization Scripture: vv. 27-29）
1 I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever;
With my mouth will I make known Your faithfulness to all generations.
2 For I have said, “Mercy shall be built up forever;
Your faithfulness You shall establish in the very heavens.”
3 “I have made a covenant with My chosen,
I have sworn to My servant David:
4 ‘Your seed I will establish forever,
And build up your throne to all generations.’” Selah
20 I have found My servant David;
With My holy oil I have anointed him,
21 With whom My hand shall be established;
Also My arm shall strengthen him.
22 The enemy shall not outwit him,
Nor the son of wickedness afflict him.
23 I will beat down his foes before his face,
And plague those who hate him.
24 “But My faithfulness and My mercy shall be with him,
And in My name his horn shall be exalted.
25 Also I will set his hand over the sea,
And his right hand over the rivers.
26 He shall cry to Me, ‘You are my Father,
My God, and the rock of my salvation.’
27 Also I will make him My firstborn,
The highest of the kings of the earth.
28 My mercy I will keep for him forever,
And My covenant shall stand firm with him.
29 His seed also I will make to endure forever,
And his throne as the days of heaven.
51 With which Your enemies have reproached, O Lord,
With which they have reproached the footsteps of Your anointed.
52 Blessed be the Lord forevermore!
Amen and Amen.（JZ）
Although the larger context of our psalm today is a prayer for help when trouble abounds, we see the psalmist starting the psalm with the praise that “I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever;
With my mouth will I make known Your faithfulness to all generations”. The Lord has made the everlasting covenant with David, in which His multiple promises that “I have…”, “I will…”, “Also I will…”, and “...My…” demonstrate His great mercy and love to David. With the promises “I have found My servant David; With My holy oil I have anointed him, With whom My arm shall strengthen;. I will beat down his foes before his face; My faithfulness and My mercy shall be with him, And in My name his horn shall be exalted. Also I will make him My firstborn,” the Lord has reminded the seed of David, the people in Zion, to not lose heart in difficulties because their God is faithful, His covenant shall stand firm, and He will make David’s throne endure forever as the days of heaven. Hallelujah! Blessed be the LORD for evermore! Amen, and Amen.
Praise the Lord! Today we are all found by God like David, anointed by the Holy Spirit, and receive all of the promises and blessings as sons of God in Christ. Baptism is the testimony of us being found by God. Breaking of bread is the mark of God’s love on us, reminding us that God has made with us the everlasting covenant through the blood of His son Jesus Christ. Because of what God has done for us, now we can come and cry to Him, ‘You are my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation.’ (JZ)
12/14 詩篇89:1-4，20-29，51-52 讚美神的旨意
就著整篇來看這是一首在困難中向 神禱告的詩，但詩人開始便說“我要歌唱耶和華的慈愛直到永遠，我要用口將你的信實傳於萬代。” 因為 神與大衛立了永約，多次說：“我…、我的…、我要…、我也要…”來強調祂對大衛的慈愛和應許。「我尋得我的僕人大衛，用聖膏膏他，用膀臂堅固他 ，在他面前打碎他的敵人，用信實和慈愛與大衛同在，使他的角被高舉，我也要立他為長子。」藉此來提醒大衛的子孫，錫安的眾民在困境中不可灰心，信實的 神必永遠堅定與大衛所立的約，使他的寶座如天之久。哈利路亞，耶和華是應當稱頌的，直到永遠！阿們，阿們。
真是感謝讚美 神！今天我們也像大衛一樣被 神尋得，被聖靈恩膏，在基督裡得著兒子各樣的應許和祝福；浸禮就是我們被 神尋得的見證；餅杯就是 神愛我們的標記，提醒我們， 神用祂兒子耶穌的血與我們立了永不改變的新約。因此，我們可以隨時到祂面前呼求說：『祢是我的父，是我的 神，是拯救我的磐石。』（JZ）