Daily reading

Today’s reading is: Psa. 98-100; 102; 104


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Psalm Ninety-Eight

  1. The psalmist urges the entire world to sing a new song for the Lord’s glorious victory.
  2. The Lord Jesus Christ is the only Man in the world whose right hand and holy arm have the ability to obtain the victory (Ps. 98:1; cf. Job 40:10-14).
  3. The only qualified Savior offers the only possible salvation (Ps. 98:2-3).
  4. The time of His reign, and His judgment, will be a time for the entire world to celebrate their redemption (Ps. 98:4-9).

Psalm Ninety-Nine

  1. The Lord Reigns.  The Absolute Sovereignty of God is a source for great rejoicing (Ps. 99:1).
  2. The unity of Sovereignty, Holiness, Omnipotence, Love, Righteousness, & Justice is brought together for human and angelic praise (Ps. 99:1-5).
  3. The example of our heritage is there for us to learn from, and emulate (Ps. 99:6-9).

Psalm One Hundred

  1. Psalm 100 is a call to worship.
  2. Worship is a corporate function (Ps. 100:1).
  3. Worship is a freewill action (Ps. 100:2).
  4. Worship is an accurate Creator/creature perspective (Ps. 100:3).

Psalm One Hundred Two

  1. The author of Psalm 102 is unknown.  It begins with a personal lament (Ps. 102:1-11), and concludes with a glorious declaration of God’s eternal nature (Ps. 102:12-28).
  2. Psalm 102 is a penitential psalm, expressing a believer’s confession & need for forgiveness (Ps. 6,32,38,51,102,130,143).
  3. The psalmist endured personal affliction (Ps. 102:3,5) like the afflictions Job (Job 10:20; 30:30) and Jeremiah (Lam. 1:13) faced.
  4. The psalmist spent sleepless nights in watchful prayer (Ps. 102:7; cf. 77:4).  This prayer ministry was a solitary prayer ministry (cf. Jer. 15:17).
  5. The psalmist is comforted in knowing that “it is time to be gracious” to Zion (Ps. 102:13).
  6. Jerusalem’s destitution & restoration is a lesson for “a people yet to be created” to praise the Lord for His glorious plan (Ps. 102:18-22; 22:30-31).
  7. The psalm concludes with a hymn to the glory of God (Ps. 102:25-27), which the author of Hebrews applies to Jesus Christ (Heb. 1:10-12).

Psalm One Hundred Four

  1. The author of Psalm 104 is unknown.  The language is similar to Psalm 103, and therefore may be a Davidic psalm.
  2. Psalm 104 is a majestic description of the Lord’s creation—beyond what Genesis 1&2 taught.
  3. God is first praised for the creation of His own throne room (heaven) (Ps. 104:1-4).
    1. His garments.
    2. His throne room.
    3. His royal chariot.
    4. His court messenger-servants (angels).
  4. God is then praised for the creation of the physical universe (Ps. 104:5-30).
    1. The restored earth (Ps. 104:5-9; Gen. 1).
    2. The provision of water (Ps. 104:10-13).
    3. The provision of vegetation (Ps. 104:14-17).
    4. The provision of orderliness within the creation (Ps. 104:18-23).
    5. The display of God’s might in the oceans (Ps. 104:24-26).
    6. The display of God’s Sovereignty in creating life, and ending life (Ps. 104:27-30).
  5. God is to be praised as a response to the recognition of His worthiness (Ps. 104:31-35).