Psalm 94 Daily Inspiration


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The topic is

Psalm 94




In Psalm 94

the psalmist calls for

Justice.


And during this psalm,

we are assured that

Justice

will come!




Monday 


A Key Verse in

Psalm 94


Lord,

how long shall the wicked,

how long shall the wicked triumph?

Psalm 94:3 KJV


Other Scriptures on this topic:



God says,

"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!



The following

Psalm 94

song

is

Powerful.

We see a lion drinking at a body of water.


The lion is a picture of

The Lord. 


In Nature,

All Animals Fear

the

ROAR

of the

LION!




In the song below,

we are drawn to understand that

after the lion finishes his drink,

he will

move

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.


And


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


Consider our page:

The Lion ROARS!



Tuesday

Today I present an

easy-to-understand commentary

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.


Verses 1-7



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

Justice

for those who have been

hurt and harmed.


The psalmist is calling out to God

for

Protection

for the

vulnerable, needy, and

all those

who could be

targets of the wicked.


O Lord, the God Who punishes, God Who punishes, let Your light shine! 

Rise up, You Judge of the earth. Pay what is owed to the proud. 

How long will the sinful, O Lord, how long will the sinful be full of joy? 

They pour out proud words. All those who do wrong, talk about themselves as if they are great people. 

They crush Your people, O Lord. They bring trouble upon Your chosen nation. 

They kill the woman whose husband has died and the stranger. They kill the children who have no parents. 

And they say, “The Lord does not see. The God of Jacob does not care.”


Verses 8 - 11


In this section,

the psalmist is speaking to

the wicked

and to those

who are afraid of the wicked -

those people who

have been or could be

targets

of the wicked. 


The psalmist uses the word "fool"

to shake and awaken.


The psalmist wants to remind everyone

of the power of God

and of

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

warning

for those

wicked ones

living in self-delusion.


Listen, you foolish ones among the people. You fools, when will you understand? 

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.


Verses 12 - 16


In this section,

the psalmist speaks words

intended to

encourage and strengthen

weary souls.


The psalmist reminds all who will listen

that

those who follow the Lord

WILL

be eternally happy that they did.


And the psalmist explains that

being punished by God

for being disobedient

is a good thing

because

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?


Verses 17 - 23


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:

Lord,

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.



Wednesday

Today

we have a video devotional on

Psalm 94.






Thursday


If you or a loved one needs justice,

then consider

praying this

Inspirational Scripture

to 

the Lord God Almighty!


Dear Lord,

Arouse Yourself, awake to the justice due me,

even to my cause, my God and my Lord.

Psalm 35:23 AMP

Amen


Next is a prayer I wrote

for your friends

or

for you to adapt for you

about

Justice.


Dear Lord,

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,

Amen

Copyright © 2015 Beth McLendon of Inspirational-Prayers.com



Next,

I have several pages for you

to consider visiting.


I invite you to consider

visiting one of them today.


Consider the rousing page:

Arise, O Lord




Consider these pages on justice:

Prayer for Justice in my life 

Justice Prayers for a Friend


                                                       Lord, how long?



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Psalm 94 was first posted in April 2021.




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