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Psalms 90 – 92

 

Psalm 90

The LORD has lived through all the generations of man, indeed the LORD was before man existed and God created all that is.

Psalm 90:1 Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.  90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

All flesh is born and all flesh dies and returns to the earth but God lives forever.

90:3 Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return [to dust], ye children of men.

The Eternal God lives forever.

90:4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night. 

2 Peter 3:8   But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

Men grow as grass and flowers, lasting for a short time and then pass away.

Psalm 90:5 Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up.  90:6 In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.

Carnal man is hostile to the Word of God cannot understand the things of God and is doomed to death and the grave.

Romans 8:7  Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 

The human mind rebels against the Word of God which brings life and man dies as a result of rejecting the way to life.

Psalm 90:7 For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled. 

God knows our every sin and all our rebellions against the way to life.

90:8 Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.  90:9 For all our days are passed away in [sin and we have earned God’s correction]  thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told.

90:10 The days of our years are threescore years and ten [70 years]; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore [80] years, yet is their strength [our years are full of sorrows] labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. 

God’s power and his anger at sin has been recorded in a true record throughout the scriptures, and the wrath of God the Father and Jesus Christ at our refusal to live by every Word of God is very real.   God corrected Israel and Judah many times for not living by the Word of God and He will do so again. 

90:11 Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear [awesome reputation], so is thy wrath.

Instead of relying ion our own ways and the traditions of men which bring death, we ought to seek life and righteousness from God and we should live by every Word of God in Christ-like zeal.

90:12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom [God’s Word is Wisdom].

A prayer of repentance and for mercy.

90:13 Return, O LORD, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants.  90:14 O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.

When God’s correction has brought us to repentance, we will be glad that we were corrected and have been turned back to God and saved from eternal death.

 90:15 Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil.

May God’s correction of our wickedness bear bountiful fruit of sincere repentance.

90:16 Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory unto their children.

May the spirit, through the correction and affliction of the flesh, be saved to eternal life.

90:17 And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.

 

Psalm 91

This is a prophecy of Jesus Christ in the flesh and also for us, if we follow Christ’s example of passionate zeal for every Word of God the Father.

If we – like Jesus did – put our trust in the Almighty to live by every Word of God, God the Father himself  will be our refuge and deliverer from the grave and death, and we shall live forever with Him.

Psalm 91:1 He that dwelleth in the secret [Holy Place] place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.  91:2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.  91:3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare [which snare is sin] of the fowler [Satan], and from the noisome pestilence [death].

91:4 He shall cover thee with his feathers [poetic for God’s protection], and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth [God’s Word is Truth] shall be thy shield and buckler.

If we put our trust in God to live by every Word of God we need not fear death or the grave because our Mighty God will deliver His faithful from death to eternal life.

91:5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;  91:6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

Poetically speaking of the second death, even if we see thousands of wicked people fall around us, the faithful to live by every Word of God will live forever.

91:7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it [death] shall not come nigh thee. 91:8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

The faithful to live by every Word of God shall be delivered from death to eternal life, while the unrepentant wicked will perish. 

A prophecy of Jesus Christ

91:9 Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;  91:10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

91:11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.  91:12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. 91:13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

91:14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I [God the Father] deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

91:15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

Jesus Christ was resurrected to eternal life as the first born of many more faithful to God the Father

91:16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

 

Psalm 92

A prophecy of the resurrection and deliverance of Jesus Christ as the first of many.  

It is good to rejoice in the mighty deeds of deliverance of our God for his beloved faithful.

Psalm 92:1 It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name O MOST HIGH:  92:2 To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night,  92:3 Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound.

92:4 For thou, LORD, hast made me glad through thy work [of salvation and resurrection]: I will triumph [over sin and death] in the works of thy hands [by the power of God]92:5 O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.

Carnal minds do not even begin to understand the wisdom and works of God, the unrepentant wicked flourish but for a moment and will then perish forever

92:6 A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this.  92:7 When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever:

God is from everlasting and those who delight in the righteousness of every Word of God shall live forever.

92:8 But thou, LORD, art most high for evermore.

The unrepentant wicked will perish in their sins, but those who delight to live by every Word of God will live forever.

92:9 For, lo, thine enemies, O LORD, for, lo, thine enemies shall perish; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.

92:10 But my horn [strength, life] shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil [a type of the Holy Spirit].

92:11 Mine eye also shall see my desire on mine enemies [Satan and sin], and mine ears shall hear my desire [fulfilled against the unrepentant wicked] of the wicked that rise up against me.

The LORD the Righteous, will bless his faithful with eternal life, peace and all good things in the resurrection.

 92:12 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. 92:13 Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts [presence] of our God. 92:14 They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat [blessed] and flourishing;

92:15 To shew that the LORD is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

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