Nov 1, 2020
The title suggests that this Psalm was designated for Sabbath worship, so this Psalm likewise would fit worship on the Lord’s day.
New Bible commentary states:
The title says that this is a song for the Sabbath day and its parallel with main themes from Isaiah 58 afrm this: a day of praise (1–3, 14–15) with a central focus on the exalted Lord (8); a day to recognize his holiness and to reafrm our awareness of eternal distinctions between right and wrong (6–7, 9); a day to recall what he has done (4–5) and especially what he has done for us (10–11).
I. THE EXTRAVAGANT PRAISE AND
THANKSGIVING of the RIGHTEOUS vv. 1 – 5
(A)The Righteousness of it v. 1
(B)The Expression of it vv. 2 – 3
(C)The Reasons for it vv. 4 – 5
II.THE IRREVERENCE of the UNRIGHTEOUS
and their DESTINY VV. 6 – 9
(A)His Willful Ignorance vv. 6 – 7
(B)God’s Unperturbed Position and the
Slippery Slope of the Unrighteous vv. 8 – 9
III.THE BLESSING OF THE RIGHTEOUS vv. 10 – 15
(A)God’s Promotion v. 10
(B)God’s Vindication v. 11
(C)God’s Gift of Fruitfulness for God’s Glory (vv. 12 – 15)
After this in-depth study on the NECESSITY of GENUINE and SINCERE WORSHIP, we should be determined to be the worshipers that God wants us to be, knowing that God’s blessings will fall upon us.
Not to worship God has serious consequences not only for the here and now but for the then and there.