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January 17 – Celebrate Yahweh’s love and faithfulness!

“I will sing of the steadfast love of the Lord, forever; with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations.” – Psalm 89:1 

Scripture reading: Psalm 89:1-37 

Are you ready to sing with Ethan (see the title)? Read Psalm 89:1-2. Two big ideas pump Ethan’s adrenaline. Think of steadfast-love and faithfulness as Yahweh’s arms. Together they rescue His people for His eternal kingdom. Read Psalm 89:3-4 to hear Yahweh announce the Grand Opening of Christ’s Kingdom. David’s throne is forever! Yahweh’s steadfast love and faithfulness are like twin hand-prints confirming the coming of Christ’s kingdom!

Read Psalm 89:5-18 to anticipate the wonder of Yahweh’s kingdom. First, His supreme power guarantees it. No heavenly being compares to His military might; He conquers every enemy (vv. 5-10). He invented the world and orders it (vv. 11-14). Second, His legal decisions guarantee a happy people. His steadfast love and faithfulness secure joy, clarity, value, glory and protection for each kingdom citizen (vv. 15-18).

Read Psalm 89:19-28 to perceive the secret behind David’s successful kingdom. Yahweh elected and anointed him. He defeated his enemies (vv. 19-23), expanded Solomon’s kingdom and made Solomon a son (vv. 25-27). That is steadfast love and faithfulness (vv.24,28).

Read Psalm 89:29-37 to fathom Yahweh’s commitment to His Bride. David’s family cheated on God and violated the covenant (vv. 30-32). Yet, God kept His vow of steadfast love and faithfulness (vv. 33-36). The moon’s orbit is like Yahweh’s wedding ring, faithfully encircling the earth every month (v. 37).

Join Ethan! Spread the news of Yahweh’s steadfast love and faithfulness in King Jesus. Tell your neighbours, kids and grandkids.

Suggestions for prayer

Read Ethan’s words to God with your own expressions. Keep in mind that Jesus sits at God’s right hand to complete these promises.

Rev. Ken Anema currently serves as an instructor for Divine Hope Reformed Bible Seminary which is a prison discipleship ministry structured as a school. Prior to that, he pastored the Messiah’s Independent Reformed Church in Holland, MI (1993-2014) after graduating from Mid-America Reformed Seminary. Get this devotional delivered directly to your phone each day via our RP App. It is also available in print, for purchase, at  

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