Psalm 92: Rise of the Righteous

In what ways can people benefit from praising God?

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Psalm 92:1 A song for the Sabbath.
Giving thanks to the Lord is of great benefit, so sing praises to the Most High and speak of his greatness.
King James
Psalm 92:1 <A Psalm or Song for the sabbath day.> It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High:

How can what we do during the day affect how we sleep at night?

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Psalm 92:2 Radiate God’s love in the morning so by night you can reflect his faithfulness.
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Psalm 92:2 To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night,

What is the difference between “music” and “noise”?

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Psalm 92:3 With the lute, harp, and ten-stringed lyre, make beautiful music unto the Lord.
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Psalm 92:3 Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound.

What instruments are suitable for praising God?

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Psalm 92:3 With the lute, harp, and ten-stringed lyre, make beautiful music unto the Lord.
Luke 19:38–40 “Blessed is the king sent by God, who brings peace. Let the heavens rejoice and God be glorified.”
Some Pharisees in the crowd complained to Jesus, “Teacher, you should rebuke your followers for saying such things.”
“You can be certain,” Jesus said, “that if they kept quiet, the stones would have to shout praises.”
1 Corinthians 14:8 How would soldiers know they were called to battle if the bugler blew a strange sound?
King James
Psalm 92:3 Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound.
Luke 19:38–40 Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.
And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples.
And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.
1 Corinthians 14:8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?

Must we have a good reason to sing with joy? Why?

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Psalm 92:4 You, Lord, are the reason for my joyful song, because of the wonderful work of your hands.
King James
Psalm 92:4 For thou, Lord, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands.

What makes God’s work so spectacular? Why might we think it isn’t?

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Psalm 92:5 Your work is spectacular. Lord, the reason behind your actions are from deep, profound thought from absolute truth.
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Psalm 92:5 O Lord, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.

What are the differences between being stupid and being ignorant? How can those actions be avoided?

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Psalm 92:6 Stupid people act out of ignorance. The foolish act without thinking.
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Psalm 92:6 A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this.

Why are weeds a problem? How do we get rid of them?

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Psalm 92:7 The wicked spring up like weeds. The thistles of trouble and strife may flourish right now, but they will be pulled up by the roots and burned, destroyed forever.
King James
Psalm 92:7 When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever:

Why don’t some people respect God’s authority?

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Psalm 92:8 Lord, you will reign supreme for all eternity.
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Psalm 92:8 But thou, Lord, art most high for evermore.

When can we expect the wicked to be destroyed?

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Psalm 92:9 The Lord’s enemies will surely perish—all of them. The wicked will be separated from the righteous and destroyed.
Matthew 13:39–40 The enemy who sowed the weeds is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age. And the reapers are the angels. Just as the weeds are bundled and burned, so will it be with people at the end of this age.
King James
Psalm 92:9 For, lo, thine enemies, O LORD, for, lo, thine enemies shall perish; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.
Matthew 13:39–40 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.

If we lack strength, what should we do?

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Psalm 92:10 But you will give me amazing strength, like a wild ox. You have anointed me for the work you have for me.
Isaiah 40:31 Those who put their trust in the Lord will find strength in him. They will be like eagles, soaring upward when they spread their wings. They will be like the runner who runs the full distance without getting tired. No matter how far they walk, they won’t become exhausted.
2 Corinthians 12:9 But God said no. “My grace is sufficient,” he said. “In your weakness, your dependence upon me makes you strong.” Therefore, I will boast of this affliction if it makes the power of Jesus Christ alive in me.
Philippians 4:13 In all situations, no matter how little or how much I have, I must depend on Christ for my strength and guidance.
King James
Psalm 92:10 But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.
Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
2 Corinthians 12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

How concerned should we be about our enemies? Why?

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Psalm 92:11 I will see my enemies defeated. I will hear that the wicked can no longer rise up against me.
Romans 8:31 What does all this mean to us? With God fighting for us, we cannot lose as long as we maintain our desire to please him.
2 Corinthians 6:17 As the prophet Isaiah said, “Get out. Separate yourselves. Don’t even touch what is filthy.” Then he will receive you.
King James
Psalm 92:11 Mine eye also shall see my desire on mine enemies, and mine ears shall hear my desire of the wicked that rise up against me.
Romans 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
2 Corinthians 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

Which is more likely to flourish, grass or weeds? Why?

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Psalm 92:12–13 The righteous will flourish like the palm tree. They will increase like the cedars in Lebanon. Well-rooted in the Lord, they will be fruitful.
Mark 4:7 Some seeds fell among thorny weeds that grew more quickly and choked out the tender plants, preventing growth of the grain.
King James
Psalm 92:12–13 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.
Mark 4:7 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.

How should old age affect our relationship with the Lord?

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Psalm 92:14–15 Even in their old age, they will be healthy and vibrant, abundantly fruitful, showing the Lord’s goodness. For the Lord is our rock of safety, always doing what is right.
King James
Psalm 92:14–15 They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing; To shew that the Lord is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.