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Devotionals by Beth McLendon
The topic is
In Psalm 94
the psalmist calls for
And during this psalm,
we are assured that
A Key Verse in
how long shall the wicked,
how long shall the wicked triumph?
Psalm 94:3 KJV
Other Scriptures on this topic:
"I will arise and defend
the oppressed, the poor, the needy.
I will rescue them
as they have longed for me to do."
Psalm 12:5 TLB
For the Lord loves justice;
And does not forsake His saints.
Psalm 37:28 NKJV
During this devotion, keep in mind,
Jesus is called
The Lion of Judah!
We see a lion drinking at a body of water.
The lion is a picture of
All Animals Fear
In the song below,
we are drawn to understand that
after the lion finishes his drink,
against the wicked.
They should be terrified.
At the end of the song,
the music becomes
a ticking clock.
Ticking louder and louder
as the upcoming
day of justice
comes closer and closer.
Lions are massive and mighty.
Our Lord Jesus is Almighty!
The Bible tells us:
The Lord will be a mighty warrior,
full of fury toward his foes.
He will give a great shout and prevail.
Long has he been silent; he has restrained himself.
But now he will give full vent to his wrath;
he will groan and cry like a woman
delivering her child.
He will level the mountains and hills
and blight their greenery.
Isaiah 42:13 TLB
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Today I present an
on Psalm 94.
The psalm is divided into 4 sections.
I will give a simple commentary on each section.
I have chosen the
NLV version of the Bible.
In this section of the psalm,
the psalmist is calling
out to God
to stop the wicked of this world from
continuing their sins.
The psalmist is
calling out to God
for those who have been
hurt and harmed.
The psalmist is calling out to God
vulnerable, needy, and
who could be
targets of the wicked.
O Lord, the God Who punishes, God Who punishes, let Your light shine!
2 Rise up, You Judge of the earth. Pay what is owed to the proud.
3 How long will the sinful, O Lord, how long will the sinful be full of joy?
4 They pour out proud words. All those who do wrong, talk about themselves as if they are great people.
5 They crush Your people, O Lord. They bring trouble upon Your chosen nation.
6 They kill the woman whose husband has died and the stranger. They kill the children who have no parents.
7 And they say, “The Lord does not see. The God of Jacob does not care.”
In this section,
the psalmist is speaking to
and to those
who are afraid of the wicked -
those people who
have been or could be
of the wicked.
The psalmist uses the word "fool"
to shake and awaken.
The psalmist wants to remind everyone
of the power of God
his coming punishment of the wicked.
The psalmist uses brilliant reasoning
(Such as, "Can the one who made the ear not hear?")
in order to
awaken and strengthen
those who are feeling fearful and hopeless.
Those same words of reason
serve as a
living in self-delusion.
8 Listen, you foolish ones among the people. You fools, when will you understand?
9 He Who made the ear, does He not hear? He Who made the eye, does He not see?
10 He Who punishes nations so they might give up sin, will He not speak strong words to them? Is He not the One Who teaches man all he knows?
11 The Lord knows the thoughts of man. He knows that they are empty.
In this section,
the psalmist speaks words
encourage and strengthen
The psalmist reminds all who will listen
those who follow the Lord
be eternally happy that they did.
And the psalmist explains that
being punished by God
for being disobedient
is a good thing
it is a reminder to us to obey God.
Thoughts of Jeremiah 29:11
come to me
as I read this section.
" For I know the plans I have for you,"
says the Lord,
"plans for well-being and not for trouble,
to give you a future and a hope."
Jeremiah 29:11 NLV
This section closes with verse sixteen
which is a call
for us to rise up and refresh our dedication
to doing what is right and good.
We are to stand for good and come against evil.
12 Happy is the man who is punished until he gives up sin, O Lord, and whom You teach from Your Law.
13 You give him rest from days of trouble, until a hole is dug for the sinful.
14 For the Lord will not turn away from His people. He will not leave His chosen nation.
15 For what is decided will be right and good. And all those whose hearts are right will follow it.
16 Who will rise up for me against the sinful? Who will take a stand for me against those who do wrong?
In this section,
the psalmist reminds himself
and all who read this psalm
that without the Lord -
we are powerless.
God is our strength.
God is our rock.
God will bring justice.
A favorite verse of mine is
Psalm 94:19 TLB version:
when doubts fill my mind,
when my heart is in turmoil,
quiet me and give me
renewed hope and cheer.
17 If the Lord had not been my help, my soul would soon have been among the dead.
18 When I said, “My foot is going out from under me,” Your loving-kindness held me up, O Lord.
19 When my worry is great within me, Your comfort brings joy to my soul.
20 Can a sinful throne that brings trouble by its laws be a friend to You?
21 They join together against the life of those who are right and good. They send those who are not guilty to their death.
22 But the Lord has been my strong place, my God, and the rock where I am safe.
23 He has brought back their own sin upon them and will destroy them for their wrong-doing. The Lord our God will destroy them.
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If you or a loved one needs justice,
the Lord God Almighty!
Arouse Yourself, awake to the justice due me,
even to my cause, my God and my Lord.
Psalm 35:23 AMP
Next is a prayer I wrote
for your friends
for you to adapt for you
Comfort and strengthen _______ and ________.
Hold them close to you and whisper your encouragement in their ears.
Bring truth and bring deliverance from these attacks upon them.
Let every lie be exposed, O Lord, let every lie be exposed.
Walk them through to victory over these terrible trials, and help them to fully forgive those who have hurt them.
In Jesus' name I pray,
Copyright © 2015 Beth McLendon of Inspirational-Prayers.com
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Psalm 94 was first posted in April 2021.