Vs. 90 — Your faithfulness endures to all generations; You established the earth, and it abides.
Nature is governed by fixed laws; the globe keeps its course by the divine command, and displays no erratic movements: the seasons observe their predestined order, the sea obeys the rule of ebb and flow, and all things else are marshalled in their appointed order. There is an analogy between the word of God and the works of God, and specially in this, that they are both of them constant, fixed, and unchangeable. God’s word which established the world is the same as that which he has embodied in the Scriptures; by the word of the Lord were the heavens made, and specially by him who is emphatically THE WORD. When we see the world keeping its place and all its laws abiding the same, we have herein assurance that the Lord will be faithful to his covenant, and will not allow the faith of his people to be put to shame. If the earth abideth the spiritual creation will abide; if God’s word suffices to establish the world surely it is enough for the establishment of the individual believer. (Spurgeon, C. H. (2009). The treasury of David: Psalms 111-119 (Vol. 5, pp. 315–316). Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.)
O’ God, my God, Your faithfulness endures to all generations; You established the earth, and it abides. Faithfulness is who You are; Your Name is Faithful and True. From generation to generation there is not a moment of time where You have not kept Your covenant. You are the same today as You have always been. Each morning when I see the sun faithfully arise from the east, I am reminded of Your faithfulness. When I see the rainbow after a shower, I am reminded of how faithful You are. Faithful in Your love; Faithful in Your mercy; Faithful in Your kindness; Faithful in Your righteousness; Faithful in holiness; Faithful in Your grace; and Faithful in Your watchfulness over Your children. I do not have to worry or fret because I know of Your faithfulness. I will not fear judgment, because of Your faithfulness. I will not fear man, because of your faithfulness. I will not doubt Your promises, Your presence with me, or Your long-suffering with me, because of Your enduring faithfulness. Indeed, Great is Your Faithfulness!
Vs. 89 — Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven.
From: Lange’s Commentary on the Holy Scriptures: Psalms
The heavens are mentioned with reference to their unchangeableness, as in Pss. 89:3; 30:37, not as a locality. So the firm establishment of the earth, as an actual proof and as the theatre of the unchangeable faithfulness of God (Geier, Hupfeld, Del.).
Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven. All that you have created in the heavenlies are established as You have spoken. The countless stars obey You. The galaxies obey You. The sun, the moon, the planets–all obey you, down to every neutron and proton that You spoke into existence and into their place.
Oh that I would be so obedient to Your Word. I am not; I confess: Forgive me.
Vs. 88 — Revive me according to Your lovingkindness, So that I may keep the testimony of Your mouth.
Charles H. Spurgeon:
We look to the lovingkindness of God as the source of spiritual revival, and we entreat the Lord to quicken us, not according to our deserts, but after the boundless energy of his grace. What a blessed word is this “lovingkindness.” Take it to pieces, and admire its double force of love. (Spurgeon, C. H. (2009). The treasury of David: Psalms 111-119 (Vol. 5, p. 307). Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.)
Revive me according to Your lovingkindness, so that I may keep the testimony of Your mouth. Father, I do not ask for anything, including a quickening of my soul, to be based on my lovingkindness or goodness. Far be it; ever! For surely that would result in absolutely nothing, to say the least. But act according to Your lovingkindness. Stir my heart with fondness and zeal for Christ Jesus. Stir up faith and humility within me with the intent that I may follow my Him. Give me that goal, and may my heart be fixed as such.
Vs. 87 — They almost made an end of me on earth, But I did not forsake Your precepts.
Father, many of my brethren face death daily for Your name’s sake. I do not. Many are imprisoned, beaten, tortured, homeless, and naked … even worse, for Your name’s sake. You sustain their faith. You keep them in the fold. May Thy Spirit keep Your precepts anchored within them so that they will not be moved. Show them that though they are weak, You are strong within them. To the honor and glory of Jesus, the King. Amen.
Vs. 86 — All Your commandments are faithful; They persecute me wrongfully; Help me!
Charles H. Spurgeon:
Whatever the command might cost him it was worth it; he felt that God’s way might be rough, but it was right; it might make him enemies, but still it was his best friend. He believed that in the end God’s command would turn out to his own profit, and that he should be no loser by obeying it. (Spurgeon, C. H. (2009). The treasury of David: Psalms 111-119 (Vol. 5, p. 306). Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.)
Father, all Your commandments are faithful. Help me to be faithful to Your word. Strengthen my resolve to focus and walk in Your ways. Your word is established forever. When I stray from Your faithful word, use Your staff and rod to bring me back. Though I am distracted and too oft’ unfaithful, I still know that Your way is right and good. Your grace and mercy keeps me in Thee. Thank you.