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Psalm 89:38-45 (JDV)
Psalm 89:38 But you have spurned and rejected him; you have become enraged with your anointed.
Psalm 89:39 You have repudiated the covenant with your servant; you have completely dishonored his crown.
Psalm 89:40 You have broken down all his walls; you have reduced his fortified cities to ruins.
Psalm 89:41 All who pass by plunder him; he has become an object of ridicule to his neighbors.
Psalm 89:42 You have lifted high the right hand of his foes; you have made all his enemies rejoice.
Psalm 89:43 You have also turned back his sharp sword and have not let him stand in battle.
Psalm 89:44 You have made his splendor cease and have overturned his throne.
Psalm 89:45 You have shortened the days of his youth; you have covered him with shame. Selah
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Up until this point, the psalmist had been celebrating God’s faithfulness to his covenant and king. Now it appears that God has changed his mind. Either the king has sinned and needs to repent, or his loyalty is being tested.
Either way, God is in control, and any follower of God needs to keep clinging to him, even if it seems God has become enraged. We have only one Savior. We have no other option.