Psalm 92

Carefully Examining the Text

27-09-2023 • 23 min

There is no title like the one in Psalm 92. It was used for worship on the Sabbath days. Lev. 23:3 shows us that the Sabbath was a day of worship.

The Psalm praises God’s lovingkindness and faithfulness. These attributes of God are especially highlighted in the Psalms. Recently in our study of the Psalms, Psalm 89 used both of these terms 7 times. The last time these words were used the author was questioning what happened to God’s lovingkindness and God’s faithfulness- 89:49. Psalm 92:2 emphasizes that God’s lovingkindness and faithfulness are still present.

In vs. 4 the works of God are contrasted in vs.7, 9 with those who did iniquity. The works of God are contrasted with the works of the wicked.

Compare the planted tree in Psalm 92:13 with the planted trees in Ps. 1:3 and Jer. 17:8.

Both the palm tree and the cedars of Lebanon of 92:12 are mentioned in connection with the temple of the LORD. This is significant in light of the mention of God’s house in 92:13.

The temple was made from the cedars of Lebanon according to I Kings 5. In I Kings 6:29, 32, 35 carvings of palm trees were in the temple. This also reminds us of the Garden where all kinds of tree grew- Gen. 2:9.

Vs. 2, 15 use the same word declare in the NASB. From the beginning of the Psalm to the end of the Psalm God’s lovingkindness, faithfulness, and uprightness are declared.

Compare vs. 15 to Deut. 32:4.

How does Jesus fulfill Psalm 92? Please listen and see.