Psalms 89:46

46 1How long, O LORD? Will you hide yourself forever? How long will your wrath 2burn like fire?

Psalms 89:46 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 89:46

How long, Lord, wilt thou hide thyself? for ever?
&c.] When God hides his face front his people, though it is but for a little while, it seems long, and a kind of an eternity to them; and so it seemed to the man Christ Jesus; and indeed what he endured, when his Father hid his face from him, was of the same kind with an eternal absence; see ( Psalms 13:1 ) ( 22:1 ) ,

shall thy wrath burn like fire?
it did so when Christ bore the sins of his people, and all the punishment due unto them; when his strength was dried up like a potsherd; when he, the antitype of the passover lamb roasted with fire, was sacrificed for us; all which is entirely consistent with God's everlasting and invariable love to him, as his own Son. (See Gill on Psalms 89:38).

Psalms 89:46 In-Context

44 You have made his splendor to cease and cast his throne to the ground.
45 You have cut short the days of his youth; you have covered him with shame. Selah
46 How long, O LORD? Will you hide yourself forever? How long will your wrath burn like fire?
47 Remember how short my time is! For what vanity you have created all the children of man!
48 What man can live and never see death? Who can deliver his soul from the power of Sheol? Selah

Cross References 2

  • 1. See Psalms 13:1
  • 2. Psalms 78:63; Psalms 79:5