Archive for March 16th, 2016

Psalm 92

Psalm 92 is written as a song to the Lord.  “It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night, to the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre”.  Giving thanks to the Lord is part of what we were created to do.  We need to do it day and night, and to sing it to the music of harp and lyre.  God is worthy of our praise.  There is so much for us to declare about His faithfulness and love.

God is an amazing God.  “How great are your works, O Lord”!  God not only created the universe, but has orchestrated everything since.  He is a God of blessing.  “For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy”.  God provides for us in every way.  His plans are great for us.  God is on high forever.  He is above all and in all and through all.  God is the creator of all good things.  He is our source of joy and the One who blesses us indeed.

God has helped His people defeat their enemies and be victorious.  “My eyes have seen the downfall of my enemies; my ears have heard the doom of my evil assailants”.  God is our protector and strength.  He leads us to victory.  He helps us win over evil.  When we live in righteousness, the psalmist tells us “the righteous flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon”.  We can flourish and grow if we live God’s way – a life of obedience and righteousness.

The psalmist talks about righteous people as he winds down the chapter. Righteous is a word that means very, very good. Only God is truly righteous. But God makes people that love him righteous too. It does not mean that they are good. It means that they love God and want to obey him. They will not be as grass and weeds that do not live long but are like trees. They are like palm trees that produce fruit or the cedar tree which lives for centuries.  Righteousness is the formula for a long and productive life.  God loves us as we strive to be righteous and holy in His sight.

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