Chapter 92

It is a groundless opinion of some of the Jewish writers (who are usually free of their conjectures) that this psalm was penned and sung by Adam in innocency, on the first sabbath. It is inconsistent with the psalm itself, which speaks of the workers of iniquity, when as yet sin had not entered. It is probable that it was penned by David, and, being calculated for the sabbath day, I. Praise, the business of the sabbath, is here recommended, Ps. 92:1-3. II. God’s works, which gave occasion for the sabbath, are here celebrated as great and unsearchable in general, Ps. 92:4-6. In particular, with reference to the works both of providence and redemption, the psalmist sings unto God both of mercy and judgment, the ruin of sinners and the joy of saints, three times counterchanged. 1. The wicked shall perish (Ps. 92:7), but God is eternal, Ps. 92:8. 2. God’s enemies shall be cut off, but David shall be exalted, Ps. 92:9, 10. 3. David’s enemies shall be confounded (Ps. 92:11), but all the righteous shall be fruitful and flourishing, Ps. 92:12-15. In singing this psalm we must take pleasure in giving to God the glory due to his name, and triumph in his works.