Day 19 of our journey through Psalms consisted of chapters 93-97.
Psalm 93 is a song of praise to our God. The author compares certain attributes of God to articles of clothing—such as Him wearing a belt of strength. The author praises the Lord for His power and majesty. He is above all and rules all. The Lord reigns forever!
Psalm 94 is a plea for the vengeance of the Lord. As the author describes the wicked, he notes their pride and arrogance which is displayed in their words. It is so true that the hearts of the wicked are rooted in pride—they live as though the Lord cannot see their evil deeds. But the psalmist says “Can He who created the ear not hear? Can He who created the eye not see?” This is a pretty humbling reminder that God knows and sees all we do and will rebuke those who go against Him and against His people.
Psalm 95 is a song of praise, telling us to sing songs to the Lord, worshiping Him for His greatness. I love this! I love being able to praise my God through singing songs of praise. This passage discusses His power and how He is the Creator of all things and it is because of Him we live. We should be using the breath He has given us to praise His holy name.
In Psalm 96 we are called once again to worship the Lord in song. He is our glory and in Him we find our salvation. He is worthy of all our praise!
Psalm 97 again tells us to worship and praise God for His holiness. HE is ruler over all the earth and in Him the righteous are saved. They are preserved and have no need for fear of falling away, as this chapter tells us the Lord preserves His saints. What a comforting thing to know that our God keeps us in His mighty hands, and that nothing we or any man can do could change that!