Psalm 92 is often considered a psalm of praise and worship, a suitable hymn for the Sabbath day. It opens with a spirited call to thanksgiving, declaring that it is good to praise the Lord and to make music to His name. The psalmist highlights God's steadfast love and faithfulness, presented here as subjects of morning and evening songs. The chapter explores the wondrous works of God, stating that though the wicked might prosper temporarily, their fate is ultimately destruction. In contrast, the righteous will flourish like a palm tree, well-rooted and long-lasting. The psalm suggests that old age for the righteous is not a decline but rather a time of increased fruitfulness, likened to the towering cedars of Lebanon. In celebrating the divine judgments and emphasizing the upliftment of the righteous, Psalm 92 portrays a worldview where justice prevails and where worship is an integral aspect of life. It ends on a note of individual assurance, where the psalmist feels anointed and protected, proclaiming that his enemies will be scattered.

Psalm 92

1  (A Psalm or Song for the sabbath day.) It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High:

2  To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night,

3  Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound.

4  For thou, LORD, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands.

5  O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.

6  A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this.

7  When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever:

8  But thou, LORD, art most high for evermore.

9  For, lo, thine enemies, O LORD, for, lo, thine enemies shall perish; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.

10  But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.

11  Mine eye also shall see my desire on mine enemies, and mine ears shall hear my desire of the wicked that rise up against me.

12  The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

13  Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God.

14  They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;

15  To shew that the LORD is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

End of Psalm 92

1 Year Plan:  Aug 12 - Job 40, Job 41, Ps 92, Ps 93

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