[Linux4christians] Wednesday - Psalms 90 - 94
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Wed May 11 00:08:04 EDT 2011
Psalms 90 - 94
Book 4 (Psalms 90-106)
90:1 A prayer of Moses, the man of God.
O Lord, you have been our protector through all generations!
90:2 Even before the mountains came into existence, or you brought the
world into being, you were the eternal God.
90:3 You make mankind return to the dust, and say, "Return, O people!"
90:4 Yes, in your eyes a thousand years are like yesterday that quickly
passes, or like one of the divisions of the nighttime.
90:5 You bring their lives to an end and they "fall asleep." In the
morning they are like the grass that sprouts up;
90:6 in the morning it glistens and sprouts up; at evening time it
withers and dries up.
90:7 Yes, we are consumed by your anger; we are terrified by your wrath.
90:8 You are aware of our sins; you even know about our hidden sins.
90:9 Yes, throughout all our days we experience your raging fury; the
years of our lives pass quickly, like a sigh.
90:10 The days of our lives add up to seventy years, or eighty, if one
is especially strong. But even one's best years are marred by trouble
and oppression. Yes, they pass quickly and we fly away.
90:11 Who can really fathom the intensity of your anger?
Your raging fury causes people to fear you.
90:12 So teach us to consider our mortality, so that we might live wisely.
90:13 Turn back toward us, O Lord!
How long must this suffering last?
Have pity on your servants!
90:14 Satisfy us in the morning with your loyal love!
Then we will shout for joy and be happy all our days!
90:15 Make us happy in proportion to the days you have afflicted us, in
proportion to the years we have experienced trouble!
90:16 May your servants see your work!
May their sons see your majesty!
90:17 May our sovereign God extend his favor to us!
Make our endeavors successful!
Yes, make them successful!
91:1 As for you, the one who lives in the shelter of the sovereign One,
and resides in the protective shadow of the mighty king --
91:2 I say this about the Lord, my shelter and my stronghold, my God in
whom I trust --
91:3 he will certainly rescue you from the snare of the hunter and from
the destructive plague.
91:4 He will shelter you with his wings; you will find safety under his
wings. His faithfulness is like a shield or a protective wall.
91:5 You need not fear the terrors of the night, the arrow that flies by
91:6 the plague that comes in the darkness, or the disease that comes at
91:7 Though a thousand may fall beside you, and a multitude on your
right side, it will not reach you.
91:8 Certainly you will see it with your very own eyes -- you will see
the wicked paid back.
91:9 For you have taken refuge in the Lord, my shelter, the sovereign One.
91:10 No harm will overtake you; no illness will come near your home.
91:11 For he will order his angels to protect you in all you do.
91:12 They will lift you up in their hands, so you will not slip and
fall on a stone.
91:13 You will subdue a lion and a snake; you will trample underfoot a
young lion and a serpent.
91:14 The Lord says, "Because he is devoted to me, I will deliver him; I
will protect him because he is loyal to me.
91:15 When he calls out to me, I will answer him. I will be with him
when he is in trouble; I will rescue him and bring him honor.
91:16 I will satisfy him with long life, and will let him see my salvation.
92:1 A psalm; a song for the Sabbath day.
It is fitting to thank the Lord, and to sing praises to your name, O
92:2 It is fitting to proclaim your loyal love in the morning, and your
faithfulness during the night,
92:3 to the accompaniment of a ten-stringed instrument and a lyre, to
the accompaniment of the meditative tone of the harp.
92:4 For you, O Lord, have made me happy by your work. I will sing for
joy because of what you have done.
92:5 How great are your works, O Lord!
Your plans are very intricate!
92:6 The spiritually insensitive do not recognize this; the fool does
not understand this.
92:7 When the wicked sprout up like grass, and all the evildoers
glisten, it is so that they may be annihilated.
92:8 But you, O Lord, reign forever!
92:9 Indeed, look at your enemies, O Lord!
Indeed, look at how your enemies perish!
All the evildoers are scattered!
92:10 You exalt my horn like that of a wild ox. I am covered with fresh oil.
92:11 I gloat in triumph over those who tried to ambush me; I hear the
defeated cries of the evil foes who attacked me.
92:12 The godly grow like a palm tree; they grow high like a cedar in
92:13 Planted in the Lord's house, they grow in the courts of our God.
92:14 They bear fruit even when they are old; they are filled with
vitality and have many leaves.
92:15 So they proclaim that the Lord, my protector, is just and never
93:1 The Lord reigns!
He is robed in majesty, the Lord is robed, he wears strength around his
waist. Indeed, the world is established, it cannot be moved.
93:2 Your throne has been secure from ancient times; you have always
93:3 The waves roar, O Lord, the waves roar, the waves roar and crash.
93:4 Above the sound of the surging water, and the mighty waves of the
sea, the Lord sits enthroned in majesty.
93:5 The rules you set down are completely reliable. Holiness aptly
adorns your house, O Lord, forever.
94:1 O Lord, the God who avenges!
O God who avenges, reveal your splendor!
94:2 Rise up, O judge of the earth!
Pay back the proud!
94:3 O Lord, how long will the wicked, how long will the wicked celebrate?
94:4 They spew out threats and speak defiantly; all the evildoers boast.
94:5 O Lord, they crush your people; they oppress the nation that
belongs to you.
94:6 They kill the widow and the one residing outside his native land,
and they murder the fatherless.
94:7 Then they say, "The Lord does not see this; the God of Jacob does
not take notice of it."
94:8 Take notice of this, you ignorant people!
You fools, when will you ever understand?
94:9 Does the one who makes the human ear not hear?
Does the one who forms the human eye not see?
94:10 Does the one who disciplines the nations not punish?
He is the one who imparts knowledge to human beings!
94:11 The Lord knows that peoples' thoughts are morally bankrupt.
94:12 How blessed is the one whom you instruct, O Lord, the one whom you
teach from your law,
94:13 in order to protect him from times of trouble, until the wicked
94:14 Certainly the Lord does not forsake his people; he does not
abandon the nation that belongs to him.
94:15 For justice will prevail, and all the morally upright will be
94:16 Who will rise up to defend me against the wicked?
Who will stand up for me against the evildoers?
94:17 If the Lord had not helped me, I would have laid down in the
silence of death.
94:18 If I say, "My foot is slipping," your loyal love, O Lord, supports me.
94:19 When worries threaten to overwhelm me, your soothing touch makes
94:20 Cruel rulers are not your allies, those who make oppressive laws.
94:21 They conspire against the blameless, and condemn to death the
94:22 But the Lord will protect me, and my God will shelter me.
94:23 He will pay them back for their sin. He will destroy them because
of their evil; the Lord our God will destroy them.
Lord, You are so far above man in glory and honor that to give You
praise is a natural response to our recognition of Who You are. May I
read again the words of Your Bible whenever I need to be encouraged to
praise and trust You.
Psalm Ninety was a recitation of a prayer of Moses. It was a
wisdom-prayer which contained one very unique statement "You bring their
lives to an end and they "fall asleep." In the morning they are like the
grass that sprouts up;"
Psalm Ninety-One was unlabeled but matches the other praise-songs by
David. It included powerful words of wisdom like "Though a thousand may
fall beside you, and a multitude on your right side, it will not reach
you." and "The Lord says ... I will satisfy him with long life, and will
let him see my salvation."
Psalm Ninety-Two is not labeled as to the author, it has been speculated
that it was of David, of Moses, of one of the Kohalites, or a high
priest. It was a prayer of praise which emphasized the protective care
of the Lord God in times of trouble. It contained this wisdom-text "How
great are your works, O Lord! Your plans are very intricate! The
spiritually insensitive do not recognize this; the fool does not
Psalm Ninety-Three was unlabeled but likely from a High Priest or one of
the Kohalites. It was a praise-prayer which celebrated the Lord God's
hand of power over the forces of the earth.
Psalm Ninety-Four is similar in style to others of David. It combined
elements of petition, praise, and wisdom. A unique phrase was "The Lord
knows that peoples' thoughts are morally bankrupt. How blessed is the
one whom you instruct, O Lord, the one whom you teach from your law,"
The prayer of Moses in Psalm 91 strongly implies the doctrine of "soul
sleep" wherein which the dead (in this case the text is addressing the
faithful) are unaware of the passage of time until the Lord God raises
It is challenging and encouraging to know that the Lord God knows our
thoughts and that they are damaged due to our fallen condition, but that
He stands ready to "instruct" so that we might get it right?
It is a great encouragement to know that we are "... under His wings"
and that we may "... stand" in times of trouble because He is our strength.
When have you been in a difficult place and could not have been able to
"... stand" in your own strength but recalled these words and were
therefore able to stand in His strength?
Faith in Action
Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you a place where your thoughts tend to
go to the wrong place, or become confused, and you need Him to teach you.
Today I will humbly accept the teaching of the Lord God through His
word, I will make time to be in His Word, and I will give Him thanks and
praise for every time He -- the sovereign Lord God of eternity - teaches me.
Be Specific ______________________________________________________
Thursday's text will be:
Psalms 95 - 101
Draw nearer to the Lord and He will bless you,
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David M. Colburn, DMin. MaCo
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