It is good for the soul to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to His name. It is a taste of the life to come. The giving of honor and glory to God puts within a peace that the world cannot give. One can have everything and still lack peace for the soul; as to have nothing, but still have God’s peace. It is good to tell others of God’s works on our behalf.
God shows His lovingkindness in the morning by waking the soul to another day. Each day belongs to God; He graciously gives it to His creation to praise Him. We show His good works by having faith in His lovingkindness and faithfulness. He is faithful in the nights of suffering, and loneliness, His presence is always near the brokenhearted. Isaiah 57:15; Psalm 147:3
It is impossible to comprehend the work of God’s hands; for God Himself is incomprehensible. Men’s work is allowed by His Creator; but who can work like God? His work cannot be measured; His thoughts are very deep and cannot be fathomed. The greatness of His work should lead us to think of the greatness of His thoughts, and of His heart.
Workers of iniquity flourish; they prosper like new lush spring grass, thick and green. They flaunt their power and their assessment and it appears they have the evidence of God’s favor, but the opposite is true.
The Psalmist states that the LORD anoints his horn, meaning He anoints the one He has called. The Holy Spirit is symbolized by oil. So when the enemy rises with malice and vicious plans God anoints His beloved with the power to do battle. 1 John 2:20 There is no need to fear any enemy. Psalm 27:3; 118:6
When the wicked rise against the people of the Lord the temptation is to fear them; but one can triumph when they are disabled and can no longer do any more mischief. It must be remembered that though it is a desire to have enemies endure the suffering they have caused, one must pray for them also. Maybe God in His mercy would allow them to repent of their deeds. Matthew 5:44, 45
“The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree; he shall flourish like a cedar in Lebanon.” When God gives grace, He gives abundant grace; God’s trees shall grow higher and taller like the tall cedars in Lebanon.
Psalm 61:3. They shall grow nearer to heaven, a tree rooted in the LORD God is stronger and fit for use; it is stately and full of lofty boughs. James 4:6
Trees of righteousness are not planted in common ground but in the house of the Lord. They do not grow by themselves for God tends them with grace by His word and His Spirit from which they receive all the nutrients they need to keep them spiritually alive and fruitful.
Trees are known to be long lived and increase with fruit in their old age. Unlike the grass of the wicked which is short lived, trees are hearty, alive and are able to survive. It is said the more you press a tree down, the more it grows. The plans the wicked plot against the righteous are the very substances which makes the tree of righteousness flourish. The righteous flourish beneath their burdens; as it is God who makes all things grow.
In the last verse of Psalm 92 the Psalmist uses his analogy of God being his rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him. The Lord is true to His promises and faithful to every word He has ever spoken. He will remain with and finish the work He has begun. Philippians 1:6 One commentator put it this way: “I have chosen Him for my rock on which to build, in the clefts of which to take shelter, on the top of which to set my feet. I have found Him as a rock, strong and steadfast and His word as firm as a rock. I have found there is no unrighteousness in Him. He is able, and will be as kind as His word makes Him to be. All that ever trusted in God found Him faithful and all- sufficient, and none were ever ashamed of their hope in Him.”
Author ~ Joyce Andrews Bickel