Ponder: Psalm 92 is described as a song for the Sabbath and reorients our eyes on the Lord, the creator of this good gift of rest. After a hurried week, these verses reset our view of God and self to see Him above all and the giver of all the good we have in life.
- What words or phrases are used by the psalmist to describe the Lord?
- What do these verses say about me, His child?
- In our verses from Philippians this week, Paul and Timothy remind us to set our minds on what?
- How do these verses connect to Psalm 92 and what we know about God?
The psalmist says that in light of God’s character he can declare the Lord’s lovingkindness in the morning and his faithfulness every night. He sets his mind on the character of God, on the One who is good and will bring true rest and peace to a weary soul.
- How am I — or how could I — create a rhythm of thanksgiving and praise in my daily life?
Pray: Dear Father in Heaven, I come to You awed once again by who You are. You are the Most High, yet You relate personally with me. You are just, yet You provided a way for me to escape the eternal punishment for my sin. You grafted me into Your home and called me Your child. You are my rock and the One who blesses me in a myriad of ways. You are the originator and the sustainer of my life, yet You not only keep my heart beating but cause me to flourish. You are the supplier of all wisdom. You are my peace in whom there is no anxiety or chaos. You are trustworthy, and You are my final rest. You are honorable, just, pure, lovely, commendable, excellent and praiseworthy (Philippians 4:8). I confess I so often set my mind on that which is opposed to life and rest in You. Forgive this wandering child, Lord, and help me REST every day — to RELEASE the weight of my day in this sin-scarred world, to EXPRESS thanks to You, to SET my mind on You and Your character, and to TRUST You with my days. I love You, Lord. Thank You for teaching me to be still and know that You are God (Psalm 46:10).