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Psalm Ninety Five

by Dr. Henry M. Morris

(taken from the Defender's Study Bible)

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Psalm 95:1 O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.

Psalm 95:2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.

Psalm 95:3 For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

Psalm 95:4 In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also.

Psalm 95:5 The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.

he made it. Psalms 95-100 seem to comprise a unitary group of songs of praise and triumph. They repeatedly emphasize that God created and rules all things. This verse reminds us that God made both land and sea. Psalm 100:3 assures us that “it is He that hath made us.” See also note on Psalm 97:6.

Psalm 95:6 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.

the Lord our maker. The Lord is called our “Maker” sixteen times in the Bible—first in Job 4:17 by an evil spirit. The term is used only once in the New Testament (Hebrews 11:10).

Psalm 95:7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice,

To day. Psalm 95:7-11 of this psalm is quoted in Hebrews 3:7-11, then analyzed in Hebrews 3:12-19, and applied as a parable warning against those who profess faith in God, but do not have true faith (compare also Psalm 100:3).

Psalm 95:8 Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness:

Psalm 95:9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.

tempted me. This refers back to the wilderness judgments, as recounted in Numbers 14:22.

Psalm 95:10 Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways:

Psalm 95:11 Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.