Today’s reading is: Psa. 92-97
- Psalm 92 is a song designed to be sung on each Sabbath day.
- It is the privilege of believers to give thanksgiving and praise to the Lord for all of His gracious works (Ps. 92:1-4).
- Failure to recognize the Lord’s gracious work is the senseless and stupid activity of the wicked (Ps. 92:5-9).
- Recognition of the Lord’s past faithfulness enables the believer to have confidence in the Lord’s future faithfulness (Ps. 92:10-15).
- Psalm 93 is an enthronement psalm—looking at the Lord as the reigning God on earth.
- The exaltation of Jesus Christ is the eternal purpose of God’s will (Ps. 93:2; Eph. 3:11).
- The Sovereignty of the Lord is absolute, over the angelic and human realms (Ps. 93:3-5).
- The floods (plural) reference the destruction of the angelic world following Satan’s rebellion (Gen. 1:2; Isa. 14:17; Jer. 4:23-26), and the destruction of the Adamic world during the days of Noah (Gen. 6-8).
- The Sovereignty of God is manifest in His control over the sea, and the restoration of order following both world-wide destructions.
- Psalm 94 is an anonymous psalm, which pleads for the appearance of the Lord, as the God of Vengeance, and Judge of the earth (Ps. 94:1-2).
- אֵל־נְקָמוֹת neqāmowth #5360: vengeance. Used in the plural, the Lord is called the God of Vengeances.
- שֹׁפֵט הָאָרֶץ shōphēt hā’ārets.
- The Lord is expected to shine forth, rise up, and render recompense.
- The recompense will be paid to those who have done wickedly against the Lord’s people (Ps. 94:3-7).
- Therefore, it is prudent for the Lord’s people to abide in the Word (Ps. 94:8-16).
- The psalmist closes with the recognition that he is totally dependent upon God’s grace (Ps. 94:17-23).
- Although not identified in the text of Psalm 95, the author of Hebrews (Heb. 4:7) credits David as the author of this hymn.
- This psalm is a beautiful call to worship, and recognition of God’s sovereignty and holiness. It is quoted in the New Testament (Hebrews 3:7-4:11) with remarkable Church Age application.
- Psalm 96 forms the central portion of the psalm medley recorded in 1st Chr. 16 (along with Psalm 105 & 106, featured in TTB Day 197). See TTB Day 117 for details.
- Believers have the privilege to sing, sing, sing, as they bless the name of YHWH (Ps. 96:1&2a).
- Believers have the privilege to proclaim the good news as they tell of His glory (Ps. 96:2b,3,9b,10).
- The psalmist exalts the Lord, and His unique glory over all Satanic alternatives (Ps. 96:4-6).
- Believers have the privilege to ascribe, ascribe, ascribe, as they bring an offering and worship in His presence (Ps. 96:7-9a).
- All the creation eagerly awaits the glory of the Lord to be revealed (Ps. 96:11-13; Rom. 8:19-22).
- Psalm 97 is a psalm of angelic conflict.
- Clouds and thick darkness are indications of the Divine judgment upon the earth following the angelic rebellion of Satan (Ps. 97:2-6; Gen. 1:2-3; Jer. 4:23-28; 1st Tim. 6:16).
- Fallen angels view themselves as gods, and lead many sinful men into the worship of them (Ps. 97:7-9).
- The believer’s love for the Lord should be a motivation virtue for their undivided devotion (Ps. 97:10-12).