Psalm 89:5–9 5And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O Lord: Thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints. 6For who in the heaven can be compared unto the Lord? Who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the Lord? 7God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, And to be had in reverence of all them that are about him. 8O Lord God of hosts, Who is a strong Lord like unto thee? Or to thy faithfulness round about thee? 9Thou rulest the raging of the sea: When the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.
Who dem saints?
Saint, what a great word.
It means “holy one”, “sanctified one” or “one set apart”. When God saves a sinner, he makes them different and sets them apart for his purpose.
1 Corinthians 1:2 Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:
The Greek word “sanctified” in this verse is basically the verb from for the word translated “saints”. In other words, the verse is saying, “God made you saints, now he is calling you to live like saints!”
I hate to say it but often God’s saints just ain’t!
I include myself in that statement for sure. I am prone to forget that I am “sanctified”, set apart for his purpose and to promote his glory.
So, who dat?
Who are these congregation of the saints praising God in verse 5 of our reading?
Psalm 89:5 And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O Lord: Thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints.
If this passage is talking about believers then that is confirmed throughout the Scriptures, most surely we will spend eternity praising the one that saved us,
Personally, I don’t believe that this passage is talking about believers, so who dat?
It certainly is not talking about New Orleans’s football team. I don’t think it has anything to do with Drew Brees. So who are those saints?
I believe it is a reference to the assembly of heavenly angels praising God. Throughout the Scriptures we see these unique beings giving God much deserved glory. The Angels are holy ones too, set apart for a special purpose of praise.
For what are the Angels giving God glory?
Now isn’t that interesting?
The attribute about our Lord that we so often doubt, Heaven’s angels extol!
Can you eavesdrop on Gabriel as he says to Michael, “wow, he never stops loving or caring for those crazy Christians!”
“Yep”, Michael replies, “there is no one as faithful as him!”
So, what are the thoughts for today?
Maybe it is to be a saint and not an ain’t!
Heaven doesn’t forget his faithfulness, and neither should we.