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Psalms 92

Garner-Howes Baptist CommentaryGarner-Howes

Verses 1-15

Psalms 92

A Sabbath Psalm

Scripture v. 1-15:

This Is a song of Sabbatic rest, perhaps symbolic of the millennial rest and restoration that is to come at the second advent of our Lord, Acts 3:19-21; 1 Corinthians 15:24-29.

Verses 1, 2 declare that it is a good (ideal) thing to give thanks (express gratitude) unto the Lord, "and to sing praises unto the most High," as also declared Psalms 147:2; 2 Corinthians 9:15; Ephesians 5:19-20.
Verse 2 adds that it is also ideal, the thing the godly should do, "to show forth" His lovingkindness in the morning and His faithfulness every night," or night after night-long, Psalms 89:1. Praise to God should be never-ceasing, Psalms 5:3; Psalms 16:7; Psalms 34:1. His two attributes of lovingkindness and faithfulness assure the salvation of His people.

Verses 3, 4 Indicate that this praise and gratitude are to be offered in public worship upon an instrument of ten strings, and the psaltery (Heb nabel, meaning lyre) and upon the harp. "with a solemn," musing or meditative sound. For the Lord had made the psalmist glad thru His work. And he resolves, "I will triumph (go on to victory) in the works of thy hands," or thru your strength, 1 Corinthians 15:57; Psalms 87:6-7.

Verses 5, 6 marvel at the greatness of God’s creative and redemptive works, and certify that His thoughts, purposes, and resolves are very deep, have a sure foundation, Psalms 139:17; Isaiah 28:8-9; Jeremiah 23:20; Romans 11:33.
Verse 6 declares, that a brutish (stupid, willfully blind) man knows this not, or will not recognize God’s greatness, neither does a fool comprehend it, take it to heart, Psalms 25:14; Psalms 32:9; Proverbs 30:32; Isaiah 1:3: Jeremiah 10:14; 1 Corinthians 2:14.

Verse 7 states that when the wicked as continual workers of iniquity spring up quickly, like green grass, and grow with a flourish, they shall be withered or destroyed forever in their ungodly, unbelieving way of ingratitude. It is in contrast with the growth of the righteous "like a cedar in Lebanon," v. 12; See also Job 21:7; Jeremiah 12:1; Malachi 3:15.

Verses 8, 9 add that in spite of the anarchy of the wicked, the most High God exists as - exalted forever, by nature of His being. The Psalmist then declared that all the enemies of the Lord shall perish and the continual workers of iniquity shall be scattered, to assault the Lord and the godly no more, Job 4:11; Psalms 1:4-5; Matthew 3:12; Matthew 13:30.

Verses 10, 11 express the victory faith of the psalmist that his horn or praise will be lifted up, like the horn of an unicorn, a buffalo, or a wild ox, and he would be anointed with fresh oil of gladness, for praise to the Lord, Psalms 89:17; Psalms 89:24; Psalms 23:5. He added that eye and ears would one day behold and hear his desire of judgment upon his enemies who rose up against him, Psalms 91:8; Psalms 54:7; Psalms 59:10; Psalms 112:8.

Verses 12, 13 certify that the righteous shall, "flourish like the palm tree," planted near an oasis, and grow like a cedar in Lebanon, Hosea 14:5-6. It is added that those who were "planted in the house of the Lord," established in His sanctuary worship, would flourish in the courts of the God of the godly. For children of God to be planted in the church worship and service of the Lord is like a plant planted in rich soil, where it grows best, Ephesians 3:21; Hebrews 10:24-25.

Verse 14 states that planted in Divine worship, the godly will still bring forth fruit in old age, while flourishing in spiritual service, to the end, Galatians 6:9; 2 Timothy 4:7-8.

Verse 15 concludes that to show that the Lord is upright; to demonstrate or illustrate it, the psalmist declared, "He is my rock (foundation) and there is (exists) no unrighteousness in him," as certified Romans 9:14; Deuteronomy 32:4.

Bibliographical Information
Garner, Albert & Howes, J.C. "Commentary on Psalms 92". Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary. 1985.