Psalms 92:1

 

 

The Bible says in Psalm 92:1-3, “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.” God is good and He does many good things for every human being every day on this earth. Of course, believers in Jesus have the greatest reason to praise God: the sacrificial death of our loving Savior. We praise Him because He is the LORD, the eternally existent One who gives us eternal life with Him. We praise Him because of His precious name that represents all that He is. We praise God in order to tell the truth. He is worthy to be praised and we know it. We experience His lovingkindness every day. We see His faithfulness to all His children and His faithfulness to His promises. Morning and night we have reason to praise Him. Of course, those who have been trained in musical instruments want to use their abilities to praise Him. That is why music is so important in our church gatherings.

 

The Bible says in Psalm 92:4, “For thou, LORD, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands.” Where does true joy come from? It comes from the LORD. The Psalmist said that the LORD made him glad. If you want more joy and happiness in your life, then get closer to the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the source of true joy and happiness. The Psalmist was happy because of God’s “work.” God is at work. God always finds someone who will work with Him and through whom God will manifest His doings on this earth. The Psalmist knew how to triumph in this life. The Psalmist said at the end of this verse, “I will triumph in the works of thy hands.” My victories will come from God and His work, or else I will have no victories.

 

The Bible says in Psalm 92:5-6, “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.” Unbelievers see the works of God but they give another explanation. They see creation, and they talk about a human solution: evolution. If things work out well for them, instead of talking about the blessings from God, they talk about luck or about their own accomplishments. Believers have access to the “thoughts” of God because we have the Word of God. Those who do not accept Christ do not have the Spirit within them, and thus they cannot understand nor perceive the Word. How great is the mind of God! He has a plan from eternity past to eternity future. He knows every thought of every mind. He sees every part of the universe at once and controls it. He is involved in every detail of everyone’s life. He holds the atoms together, and He sees each molecule and each atom all at once. “A fool” does not understand this.   

 

The Bible says in Psalm 92:7, “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:” The wicked do “spring as the grass,” and the “workers of iniquity do flourish” at times in this world. But it is always such a short time. They might have a few years, and that is it. They take nothing with them, and they stand before God. What a terrible day it will be for them if Jesus says, “I never knew you, depart from me ye that work iniquity

 

The Bible says in Psalm 92:8-9, “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.” By saying that God is at the top, we are being reminded that God is above everything and everyone. Everyone will report to the LORD. We call that the judgment. That will be a terrible day for many people. “There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth

 

The Bible says in Psalm 92:10, “But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.” A horn represents strength and power. God is our strength, and we know that He will lift us up if and when it is His will. The anointing is God’s choosing. Every believer has a job to do for Christ. Others do not need to know. You know that God is in your life lifting you up and choosing you for His work.

 

The Bible says in Psalm 92:11, “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.” A great contest is taking place in life: the contest of good against evil. The believers The believers see the lies and the cheating and those who seem to be gaining because of such ungodly behavior, but we have been told the final outcome. We desire truth and goodness to win, and it will happen. Our eyes shall see and our ears shall hear the final judgment. We know that we are on the winning side. We are part of the kingdom of God, and we pray for those who are not.

 

The Bible says in Psalm 92:12-14, “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;” The “righteous” are those who have put their trust in the Lord Jesus Christ to save their souls. And of course, the scriptures assume that if you have been saved, then you will continue to follow Jesus. That is the normal Christian life. Should you be a believer in and a follower of Jesus, good results for your life are guaranteed. God compares you to a tree that is strong and tall and has survived the storms. Often the scriptures compare believers to trees. Trees are the strongest and tallest of all plant-life on this planet. Believers are the best and the nicest of all people on the earth. That is because they have the love of God and the Spirit of Christ within them. And they have the promise of God that their life is meaningful and valuable.

 

Verse fourteen of Psalm ninety-two mentions “old age.” Of course, in old age a person’s physical capabilities usually diminish a lot. But if they are not dead yet, God still has a use for them and God will still make their lives fruitful. After all, the Christian life is a life of faith, and no one needs physical capabilities to put their faith in the LORD with what they are facing. As a matter of fact older people have an advantage: they have no reason to think that they can do it without the Lord Jesus. Hebrews chapter eleven is a great chapter mentioning some of the heroes of the faith. Notice that some of the great deeds of faith were not only done by these people when they were old, but also when they on their death beds. Hebrews 11:11 says, “Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.”  Hebrews 11:12 says, “Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.” Abraham was so old that the scripture says that he was “as good as dead.” It says in Hebrews 11:21, “By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.” It says in Hebrews 11:22, “By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.” Great acts of faith were done not only in their last years, but also in their last days.

 

Why does God do so much for us that we bear fruit for Him even in our old age? Why does God take a great sinner, save their soul, and make their life count even in old age for the King of kings and for eternity? The Bible says in Psalm 92:15, “To shew that the LORD is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.” The purpose is to bring glory to God: to show that God does it and not man, and to show that God is gracious and loving and kind and merciful. Be faithful in serving the Lord and living by faith. Because God is our rock, we will bring forth fruit in due season. Who knows, maybe the greatest fruit of our lives will be when we are old.

    

 

 

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