Psalm 92 (Psalm 92:1-15)Rosemary Aldis, 2nd August 2015
Part of the Psalms for Summer series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
A walk round a headland lets you see things from different perspectives. Psalm 92 is like that.
Vv 1-3: It is good to praise the Lord.
1. Because of God's love.
2. Because of God's faithfulness - he is faithful to every promise he has made.
Vv 4 & 5: Remember his deeds.
Vv 6 & 7: The wicked seem to flourish - why? Ultimately there is a reckoning.
We've reached the headland - v 8. The psalmist stands in awe and wonder.
V 9: There will be a day of reckoning.
Vv 10 & 11: Whatever the struggle, God gives the Psalmist strength.
Vv 12 - 15: God will help the righteous to flourish as they praise him.
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Psalm 92 (Listen)
A Psalm. A Song for the Sabbath.
92:1 It is good to give thanks to the LORD,
to sing praises to your name, O Most High;
2 to declare your steadfast love in the morning,
and your faithfulness by night,
3 to the music of the lute and the harp,
to the melody of the lyre.
4 For you, O LORD, have made me glad by your work;
at the works of your hands I sing for joy.
5 How great are your works, O LORD!
Your thoughts are very deep!
6 The stupid man cannot know;
the fool cannot understand this:
7 that though the wicked sprout like grass
and all evildoers flourish,
they are doomed to destruction forever;
8 but you, O LORD, are on high forever.
9 For behold, your enemies, O LORD,
for behold, your enemies shall perish;
all evildoers shall be scattered.
10 But you have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox;
you have poured over me fresh oil.
11 My eyes have seen the downfall of my enemies;
my ears have heard the doom of my evil assailants.
12 The righteous flourish like the palm tree
and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
13 They are planted in the house of the LORD;
they flourish in the courts of our God.
14 They still bear fruit in old age;
they are ever full of sap and green,
15 to declare that the LORD is upright;
he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.