Psalm 92 - "A Song of the Sabbath" by Brian Hoch

Message


Scripture Readings

    Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it. For good news came to us just as to them, but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united by faith with those who listened. For we who have believed enter that rest, as he has said,

    “As I swore in my wrath,
    ‘They shall not enter my rest,’”
       
        although his works were finished from the foundation of the world. For he has somewhere spoken of the seventh day in this way: “And God rested on the seventh day from all his works.” And again in this passage he said,

    “They shall not enter my rest.”
       
        Since therefore it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly received the good news failed to enter because of disobedience, again he appoints a certain day, “Today,” saying through David so long afterward, in the words already quoted,

    “Today, if you hear his voice,
    do not harden your hearts.”
   
        For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken of another day later on. So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered God's rest has also rested from his works as God did from his.

    Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience. For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.

(Hebrews 4:1-13 ESV)


    It is good to give thanks to the LORD,

        to sing praises to your name, O Most High;
    to declare your steadfast love in the morning,
        and your faithfulness by night,
    to the music of the lute and the harp,
        to the melody of the lyre.
    For you, O LORD, have made me glad by your work;
        at the works of your hands I sing for joy.
       
    How great are your works, O LORD!
        Your thoughts are very deep!
    The stupid man cannot know;
        the fool cannot understand this:
    that though the wicked sprout like grass
        and all evildoers flourish,
    they are doomed to destruction forever;
        but you, O LORD, are on high forever.
    For behold, your enemies, O LORD,
        for behold, your enemies shall perish;
        all evildoers shall be scattered.
       
    But you have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox;
        you have poured over me fresh oil.
    My eyes have seen the downfall of my enemies;
        my ears have heard the doom of my evil assailants.
       
    The righteous flourish like the palm tree
        and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
    They are planted in the house of the LORD;
        they flourish in the courts of our God.
    They still bear fruit in old age;
        they are ever full of sap and green,
    to declare that the LORD is upright;
        he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.
    (Psalm 92 ESV)