Verse 13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and Your dominion endures through all generations. The Lord is trustworthy in all He promises and faithful in all He does.
Yesterday we talked about the change He can and wants to make in our lives, but David takes another slight turn in his psalm and brings us to this beautiful verse about praising Him.
David begins his praise from what may seem like a backwards direction. He starts with eternity and moves backwards to His working through His people’ lives throughout the generations. David understood the truth of God’s kingdom being from before creation with no ending into the future. He saw the importance of seeing God outside of time. To be outside of time means He sees things as one big picture not a bunch of individual scenes like we do.
God looks at the story of Adam and Eve and sees us. He sees Moses leading the Israelites to the mountain of God and sees us as He gives the law. He sees David and sees our ability to praise. And He sees Jesus but doesn’t see our sins. He sees Jesus and sees our eternity, an eternity with Him. He also sees the various pieces of the puzzle of how we come to know Him and love Him, including the pieces of the puzzles that are part of another person’s life that becomes an influence in our spiritual walk. He sees it all and still chooses us. This is an amazing work of His loving grace.
Next David points out how God is trustworthy. Throughout Scripture we can see the various ways that God kept His promises. Whether it was bringing rain to flood the earth when the people of the world were unfamiliar with the concept of rain, or giving a childless couple a baby in their nineties, or rescuing His people from the oppressive people of Egypt, at the last moment of the promised timeframe, He keeps His promises (Exodus 12:40-41).
God’s faithfulness is worthy of our praise forever and forever. We aren’t just to acknowledge His goodness we are to proclaim it and rejoice in the God we serve. We are to make His name known by sharing what He has done, what He is doing and what He will do in the future. He is faithful by nature and so that will never change.
Making It Personal
How has God worked in past generations for your good? In what way has God shown Himself faithful to you? What do you need to praise Him for today?
Making It Personal Kids
What does it mean to you to know that God has been working throughout all time for your good? How does Jesus show you His faithfulness? What do you need to praise Him for today?
Father, we praise You for all that You are and all that You do. You are faithful through all generations! Please help us be more aware of Your working in our lives. In Jesus’ name, amen.