Psalm 90 begins Book Four of the Psalter. Psalms 90--106 are compared by some to the Book of Numbers, because they cover the wilderness wanderings. They describe the experiences of God's people in the wilderness and the glory for Israel and the nations following the wilderness period.
In Psalm 90, we are shown man's fallen condition; while in Psalm 91 we are shown redeemed man in fellowship with God, and his dependence upon God. He walks among men in the secret place and under the shadow of the Almighty.
Psalm 92 is a song of praise for ultimate rest as a result of God's work of redemption (verse 4); His conquest of the enemies of His people (verses 5-9); and His favor to His own (verses 10-15).
In Psalm 93 the majesty and strength of the Lord are displayed. Our God is not only kind and gracious, but strong and mighty. Nothing is too hard for the Lord. Verse 2 tells us, "Thy throne is established of old: thou art from everlasting." We serve a great God who is bigger than all our problems. What a tragedy that we seldom call on Him except in times of emergency and crisis! God wants to be our Friend every moment of every day.
In Psalm 94 we learn that God is a God of judgment. He knows all about us. Verse 11 says, "The Lord knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity." Nothing is hidden from the Lord. If we could but develop a consciousness of the moment by moment presence of the Lord in our lives, it would be easy to live a holy life. He lives within us. Let us daily acknowledge His omniscience.
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