Psalm 94 Commentary

Psalm 94 Commentary

The LORD Implored to Avenge His People

Let there be no confusion. The roadmap is clear. The wicked will be destroyed but not now. It is a future event. The godly will be avenged but not now.  

“You grant them relief from days of trouble, till a pit is dug for the wicked.” This statement is referring to the godly. They suffer trouble manufactured by wicked men and women. There is arrogance, oppression, misery, and murder. And why not? The LORD doesn’t see anything; the LORD hears nothing; so they think. He punishes no one.

Logic is a special gift from the LORD. A man becomes senseless before he becomes wicked. Indeed, it should utter senselessness to think that the Creator God lacks knowledge.

Heaven is a construction site. While the saint’s mansion is being erected, the wicked man’s pit is being dug. How the saint wants this work to be completed soonest! But the LORD allows more time for one or two people to make a decision for Jesus.

This means more trouble for the saint down here. But the LORD grants relief from these days of trouble. The saint can enjoy this relief today.

While we await the big mansion, the temptation to get cozy with the happenings of this world is very strong. So the LORD disciplines His own. He establishes laws for them to follow. He teaches them from His law. What a blessing!

This psalm brings together a host of answers to many troubling questions. Why is there so much suffering in the world? It is because of the wickedness of the ungodly. But the godly may also find themselves liking evil and that is exactly the reason the LORD disciplines them.

Won’t wickedness be cleared? Yes. It will be cleared when the pit is fully dug. The time in between exposes the saint to trouble but let the saint take heart. Relief is available. Your anxiety can be great but consolation from the LORD brings you joy.

There is nothing overly complicated here. Thank God for this teaching and we remain blessed and disciplined.

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Published by Joseph Malekani

Joseph Malekani is a born-again Christian with a strong PAOG/Baptist background. He is heavily involved in student ministry with ZAFES – an IFES movement with focus on student ministry in Zambia. He is married to Audrey and they have two lovely children.

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