Psalm 92 – Praise to the LORD for His Love and Faithfulness

Published September 27, 2023 by Rev. Pete Van't Hoff in Devotions

What did Adam and Eve sing on the actual 7th day of the existence of creation, when God showed them how to rest in Him? Of course, we do not know, but the author of Psalm 92 has given it some thought.

At Verses 1-3 he has considered beginning and ending the day with the LORD in worship and in song.

1 It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;
To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning,
And Your faithfulness every night,
On an instrument of ten strings,
On the lute,
And on the harp,
With harmonious sound.

And then, in his consideration, he thinks of the past 6 days of creation.

For You, Lord, have made me glad through Your work;
I will triumph in the works of Your hands.

Lord, how great are Your works!
Your thoughts are very deep.

The psalmist then addresses the ignorance of the wicked (vs. 5-11), but then concludes the psalm in a firm hope in the LORD for the future.

12 The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree,
He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
13 Those who are planted in the house of the Lord
Shall flourish in the courts of our God.
14 They shall still bear fruit in old age;
They shall be fresh and flourishing,
15 To declare that the Lord is upright;
He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.

As we come into prayer, let us think upon the rest won for us in the Lord Jesus Christ. Let us pray.

Dear Father in Heaven,

Hallowed be Your name. Thank you for teaching us to rest. Thank you that such rest from this busy world is given in worship and fulfilled in Jesus Christ. Thank you for setting such a work in us through the Holy Spirit. Thank you Father. Thank you Son. Thank you Holy Spirit. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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