Today you should read: Psalm 92
Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary says this about Psalm 92, “It is a privilege that we are admitted to praise the Lord, and hope to be accepted in the morning, and every night; not only on Sabbath days, but every day; not only in public, but in private, and in our families. Let us give thanks every morning for the mercies of the night, and every night for the mercies of the day; going out, and coming in, let us bless God. As He makes us glad, through the works of His providence for us, and of His grace in us, and both through the great work of redemption, let us hence be encouraged.”
Verse 4: “For you make me glad by your deeds, O Lord; I sing for joy at the works of your hands.”
Verse 5: “How great are your works, O Lord, how profound your thoughts”
Now, go back to and read the opening paragraph. What an honor and privilege it is that we are admitted to praise the Lord all the time! Reflect on all that He patiently pours out on us. Think about His mercy and faithfulness. We see in verses 9-11 that the unrighteous never get to experience these things. We, who have repented of our sins and put our faith in Christ, were also once unrighteous but God, in His loving-kindness, took our sin and gave us His righteousness!
Read verses 12-15 in the NIV. The righteous will not only flourish like a palm tree and grow like the cedars of Lebanon, but we are planted in the Lord’s house! Because God is so faithful, those who are planted in His House (followers of Christ) will bear fruit in our old age proclaiming Christ as the One who is our Rock, and our Redeemer.
If you are a follower of Christ, know that His mercies are new every morning and His faithfulness lasts forever. In Him, we are like firmly planted trees, and He is the Gardener who grows you and establishes you for His glory and for the advancement of His kingdom!
Worship God – Enjoy God – Be useful to His Kingdom
Posted by: Zach Monroe