“I will sing of the LORD’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations. I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself”. Psalm 89:1-2 NIV
David was appointed king not because he has claim to the throne nor because he came from a royal family. On the contrary, David was none of the above. He was merely a shepherd boy that God raised for His own purpose. God has chosen him for a reason; his appointment was an act of divine favor or mercy.
If you look back in your own life as a disciple of Jesus or as a believer, you can see that God has chosen you not because you are the brightest or the wealthiest or the most powerful person. On the contrary, you might be the opposite of all that. And yet, God has chosen you. It’s not that you deserved it. It’s just the way God is. (cf. 1 Corinthians 1:26-29). God showed you favor, He showed you mercy. And He wants you to become a living witness of how your life was changed, how your relationships have changed, and how your priorities have changed. God wants us to remember how He loved us and how Jesus died so we all can live.
The psalmist wants us to remember these in order to spur our faith and remain steadfast even in our most desperate moments when we are almost ready to give up. It strengthens our faith and deepens our convictions against a barrage of temptations and disappointments. Knowing that God loves us, and knowing that His faithfulness is enduring, that should inspire us to stand up and continue the “good fight of faith” until the end – until we make it to heaven.
Today, we have the assurance that God is true to every word that He has spoken. Whatever happens, we have the confidence that God will remain faithful. His mercy is enduring as the heavens itself. As long as the seasons continues, while the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, His love never fails and His faithfulness will continue through all generations.