Psalm 92

Songs of Praise and Righteousness



Today, we delve into Psalm 92, a beautiful composition of praise to God, portraying His incredible works and the fate of the righteous and wicked. As we explore the Psalm through the lens of the New Covenant, we see its striking relevance to Christ's teachings and His grace towards us.

Section 1: Praise for the Lord's Deeds (Verses 1-5)

"It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night, to the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre. For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy. How great are your works, O Lord! Your thoughts are very deep!"


The expression of praise echoes in the New Testament, as seen in Colossians 3:16-17, where we're instructed to sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in our hearts to God.

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Section 2: The Destiny of the Wicked (Verses 6-9)

"The stupid man cannot know; the fool cannot understand this: that though the wicked sprout like grass and all evildoers flourish, they are doomed to destruction forever; but you, O Lord, are on high forever. For behold, your enemies, O Lord, for behold, your enemies shall perish; all evildoers shall be scattered."


The inevitable downfall of the wicked aligns with Revelation 21:8, depicting the final judgment and eternal separation from God for those who do not know Him.

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Section 3: The Blessing of the Righteous (Verses 10-15)

"But you have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox; you have poured over me fresh oil. My eyes have seen the downfall of my enemies; my ears have heard the doom of my evil assailants. The righteous flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon. They are planted in the house of the Lord; they flourish in the courts of our God. They still bear fruit in old age; they are ever full of sap and green, to declare that the Lord is upright; he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him."


The thriving of the righteous mirrors Christ's assurance in John 15:5, where Jesus states that if we abide in Him, we will bear much fruit.

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Section 4: The Righteous Flourish in Old Age (Verses 14-15)

In old age they will still bear fruit; healthy and green they will remain, [15] to proclaim, “The LORD is upright; He is my Rock, and in Him there is no unrighteousness.”

Let’s focus on these two verses. 

1 Peter 2:6 speaks of Jesus as the cornerstone, chosen by God, and precious to Him. This idea of God, and by extension Jesus, as a rock is recurrent in the Scriptures.


The idea of bearing fruit in old age connects with Jesus' teaching in John 15:5, where He says, 

"I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing."

Talking Points



Psalm 92:1-15 is an anthem of praise to God for His marvelous works, contrasting the destiny of the wicked with the flourishing of the righteous. 

When viewed through the lens of the New Covenant, we see echoes of Christ's teachings: 

Through this Psalm, we're encouraged to persist in our faith, knowing that as believers, our lives under God's care will flourish, regardless of the temporary prosperity of the wicked. The Lord remains our rock, and in Him, there is no unrighteousness.