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Psalm Ninety Four

by Dr. Henry M. Morris

(taken from the Defender's Study Bible)

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Psalm 94:1 O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, show thyself.

to whom vengeance belongeth. There is a difference between revenge and vengeance. Revenge is an act of passion, vengeance an act of justice. True justice can be rendered only by the Lord. Note Romans 12:19.

Psalm 94:2 Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud.

Psalm 94:3 LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph?

how long. The heart-cry, “How long?” occurs often in Scripture, about eighteen times in the book of Psalms alone. The Lord indeed is long-suffering, “not willing that any should perish” (2 Peter 3:9), but He is also just and eventually the unrepentant and unbelieving will indeed be cut off (Psalm 94:23).

Psalm 94:4 How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?

Psalm 94:5 They break in pieces thy people, O LORD, and afflict thine heritage.

Psalm 94:6 They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.

Psalm 94:7 Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.

Psalm 94:8 Understand, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise?

Psalm 94:9 He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?

formed the eye. Such rhetorical questions merely show that the contentions of evolutionism, which suppose that random processes could produce complex systems, are impossible to prove.

Psalm 94:10 He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct? he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know?

teacheth man knowledge. The remarkable ability of man to assimilate knowledge and to utilize it in producing yet more knowledge, as well as systems and products of great variety and complexity, requires a cause adequate to explain it. Unthinking atoms could never evolve into intricate thought systems. Only an omniscient God can explain even the existence of knowledge.

Psalm 94:11 The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.

Psalm 94:12 Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law;

Psalm 94:13 That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked.

Psalm 94:14 For the LORD will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance.

Psalm 94:15 But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it.

Psalm 94:16 Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?

Psalm 94:17 Unless the LORD had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.

Psalm 94:18 When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O LORD, held me up.

Psalm 94:19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.

Psalm 94:20 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?

Psalm 94:21 They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.

Psalm 94:22 But the LORD is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge.

Psalm 94:23 And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the LORD our God shall cut them off.