Psalm 89

Mourning the demise and praying for the restoration of the house of David.

1–4 God’s grace toward and covenant with David
5–18 God’s grace toward David
19–37 God’s covenant with David
38–45 God’s rejection of David’s house
46–Prayer for God to renew his grace and remember his covenant

  • Verses 5–18 show God’s glorious greatness that he will uphold his covenant with David
  • Verses 19–37 is an elaboration of the covenant God made with David in 2 Samuel 7:8–16
  • Compare the end of this psalm with its beginning; what does the psalmist always rely on? What application can you make?