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Psalms 104

Psalm 104

The greatness of God

Psalm 104:1 Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.

In appearance God is a brilliant light and his Word is the darkness and ignorance destroying Light of Truth.  In his wisdom God created the physical universe.

 104:2 Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:

God is created the earth and the divided the waters from the land; God is spirit and is not limited by the physical laws which he has made.

104:3 Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:  104:4 Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:  104:5 Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.  104:6 Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains.

When God commanded:   

Genesis 1:9  And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.

Psalm 104:7 At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder they [the waters removed and the dry land appeared]  hasted away.

104:8 They go up by [it rains and the waters come down from the mountains]  the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded for them.  104:9 Thou hast set a bound that they [the seas and the waters] may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.

By his design God has provided fresh water for all to drink and live; which is an allegory of the water of the Word and Spirit of God which gives life eternal.

104:10 He sendeth the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills. 104:11 They give drink to every beast of the field: the wild asses quench their thirst.  104:12 By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches.  104:13 He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works.

God has designed and given every plant for the earth that all creatures may eat and live; as an allegorical lesson that those who hunger and thirst after the righteousness of every Word of God shall live forever (Mat 5).

104:14 He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth;

Wine is a type of the sacrifice of the Lamb of God which saves and sets apart the repentant unto godliness; the oil is a type of God’s Spirit which enables us to live by every Word of God, the Word of life everlasting; Bread is representative of every Word of God the Bread of Life Eternal!

104:15 And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man’s heart.

Jesus tells us in John 15 that he is the tree and God’s faithful are the branches grafted into him, and if we remain in him we will be nourished by God and will bring forth much spiritual fruit to life everlasting

104:16 The trees of the LORD are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted;  104:17 Where the birds make their nests: as for the stork, the fir trees are her house.

God made the mountains and the hills for his purposes, and God designed animals to reside in every place. 

104:18 The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats; and the rocks for the conies.

The light of the moon was set in motion to set the beginning of the months, as the sun measures out the days.

104:19 He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down. 

In the darkness the wild beast’s prowl, and in the daylight men work

104:20 Thou makest [the sun to go down] darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth.  104:21 The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God.  104:22 The sun ariseth, they [the wild beasts] gather themselves together, and lay them down in their dens.  104:23 Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening.

The great wisdom of God who made all the amazing thing son the earth.

104:24 O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.

All the creatures of the sea were designed and given their roles in life by God.

104:25 So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts.  104:26 There [over the sea] go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to play therein.

God made them all and God sustains for all his creatures to their intended purpose.

104:27 These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season.  104:28 That thou givest them they gather: thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good.

All physical creatures are transitory and exist by the bounty of God

104:29 Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust.  104:30 Thou sendest forth thy spirit [power], they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.

God is spirit and exists from everlasting to everlasting; God shall bring man to repentance and God’s plan and will be fulfilled and God shall rejoice to give eternal life to mankind.

104:31 The glory of the LORD shall endure for ever: the LORD shall rejoice in his works [to giofe eternal life to humanity].

God is Almighty and his purpose will be fulfilled

104:32 He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth: he toucheth the hills, and they smoke.

Let all that hath breath rejoice in the glory of God and in his merciful gifts.

104:33 I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.

104:34 My meditation [thoughts] of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD.

All those who refuse to live by every Word of God will be eternally destroyed, but God’s faithful shall live forever with many good blessings.

104:35 Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless thou the LORD, O my soul. Praise ye the LORD.

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