Psalm 92 is a song for the Sabbath.
We are invited to give thanks and to sing praise at the bookends of our day, morning and night. We begin and end the day with a celebration of God’s steadfast love and His faithfulness.
It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
to sing praise to your name, Most High,
to declare your faithful love in the morning
and your faithfulness at night,
with a ten-stringed harp
and the music of a lyre. (v. 1-3 CSB)
During the day, we can take joy in what God has done, the magnificent works of His hands.
For you have made me rejoice, Lord,
by what you have done;
I will shout for joy
because of the works of your hands.
How magnificent are your works, Lord,
how profound your thoughts! (v. 4-5 CSB)
And we can reflect on the insight God give His people about the lives of the wicked and the righteous. The wicked are like grass. They sprout and flourish for a season, but wither quickly and are separated from God. In contrast, the righteous are like trees that thrive season after season, bearing fruit even in old age. The righteous enjoy God’s presence and declare his praise.
The righteous thrive like a palm tree
and grow like a cedar tree in Lebanon.
Planted in the house of the Lord,
they thrive in the courts of our God.
They will still bear fruit in old age,
healthy and green,
to declare: “The Lord is just;
he is my rock,
and there is no unrighteousness in him.” (v. 12-15 CSB)
It is good to begin and end each day by giving thanks to the LORD, our covenant-keeping God.
His steadfast love and faithfulness endure forever.
His works are magnificent, His thoughts profound.
He is just.
He is my rock.
I will praise HIm.
Father, thank You for Your unfailing love and faithfulness. I am filled with joy when I consider what You have done, the magnificent works of Your hands. I want to be like a tree, firmly planted and thriving in Your presence. I want to bear fruit that declares Your praise year after year, even in my old age. You are my Rock. In Jesus’ name, Amen.