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FRAMEWORKS: Psa 92: Sing Praise


A psalm. A song. For the Sabbath day.


[Preliminary Comments: From the title it suggests we have an encouragement to sing, praise and worship God on the Sabbath [v.1-3] as we joy in the wonder of what He has done for us [v.4,5] even if stupid people look to the wicked [v.6,7] who they think will flourish, not realising they will eventually have to answer to the Lord [either here on earth or in eternity]. The Lord IS God who is always triumphant over His enemies [v.8,9]. He testifies to the Lord's blessing [v.10,11] and concludes with a beautiful picture of how the righteous will flourish [v.12,13] right into old age [v.14,15]. A song of encouragement as well as exhortation.]



v.1-3 Encouragement to sing and praise the Lord


v.1  It is good to praise the Lord
     and make music to your name, O Most High,
v.2  proclaiming your love in the morning
     and your faithfulness at night,
v.3  to the music of the ten-stringed lyre
     and the melody of the harp.


v.4,5 Joy & gladness at what the Lord has done are our motivations to sing


v.4  For you make me glad by your deeds, Lord;
     I sing for joy at what your hands have done.
v.5  How great are your works, Lord,
     how profound your thoughts!

v.6,7 The foolish don't realise that evildoers WILL be held to account [eventually]


v.6  Senseless people do not know,
     fools do not understand,
v.7  that though the wicked spring up like grass
     and all evildoers flourish,
     they will be destroyed for ever.


v.8,9 God is exalted as the Victor over all enemies


v.8  But you, Lord , are for ever exalted.

v.9  For surely your enemies, Lord,
     surely your enemies will perish;
     all evildoers will be scattered.

v.10,11 The psalmist has been strengthen & blessed against his enemies


v.10  You have exalted my horn like that of a wild ox;
     fine oils have been poured on me.
v.11  My eyes have seen the defeat of my adversaries;
     my ears have heard the rout of my wicked foes.


v.12 A beautiful picture of the righteous people of God flourishing


v.12   The righteous will flourish like a palm tree,
     they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon;
v.13  planted in the house of the Lord,
     they will flourish in the courts of our God.

v.14,15 They will continue testifying to His goodness into old age

v.14  They will still bear fruit in old age,
     they will stay fresh and green,
v.15  proclaiming, ‘The Lord is upright;
     he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him.'



[Additional Comments: Another of those psalms for building faith as it is read out loud.]



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