The Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy is destined to fall some day. Scientists travel yearly to measure the building’s slow descent. They report that the 179-foot tower moves about one-twentieth of an inch a year, and is now 17 feet out of plumb. They further estimate that by the ye … More
The earth is built on God’s foundations (v. 5). These foundations established the boundaries of the sea’s reach (vv. 5-8) and also the boundaries of the sea’s rage (v. 9). Psalm 104 presents Him as a God of creation. The psalmist was evidently a man in love with nature’s author and creator. This psalm follows the plan of creation as follows:
As the psalmist views the creative work of God, in some respects it is even a more striking record than that of Genesis. The first thing God created was light (vv. 1-2). The psalmist speaks of God stretching out the heavens in light, His sovereign control of the deep, His adorning the earth as a dwelling place for man, His arranging night and day for life and His preparing the sea for its life. The Lord formed all the heavenly elements including the clouds, the wind and fire (vv. 3-4). He founded the earth and covered it with the waters (vv. 5-6). The psalmist vividly portrays the Lord’s gathering the waters into rivers and oceans with a boundary line (vv. 7-9). God’s rebuking the waters suggests they were a chaotic force to be conquered (v. 7).
As stated in the beginning, the earth is built on God’s foundation. It can never be moved by anyone other than God. That is why I should never fret or worry but turn all my cares over to Him.
Bless the LORD, O my soul! O LORD my God, you are very great! You are clothed with splendor and majesty, covering yourself with light as with a garment, stretching out the heavens like a tent. He lays the beams of his chambers on the waters; he makes the clouds his chariot; he rides on the wings of the wind; he makes his messengers winds, his ministers a flaming fire. He set the earth on its foundations, so that it should never be moved. You covered it with the deep as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains. At your rebuke they fled; at the sound of your thunder they took to flight. The mountains rose, the valleys sank down to the place that you appointed for them. You set a boundary that they may not pass, so that they might not again cover the earth.
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Psalms 101:1-8Serve The Lord With Gladness
Psalms 102:1-14What Happens When Trouble Strikes?
Psalms 102:15-22Beware of Settling Into a Comfort Zone
Psalms 102:23-28God is Immeasurable And Immutable
Psalms 103:1-14Praise The Lord Regardless of Circumstances
Psalms 103:15-22The Mercy of The Lord is Everlasting
Psalms 104:1-9The Foundation Work of Creation
Psalms 104:10-23The Works of Creation
Psalms 104:24-35All Life Comes From God
Psalms 105:1-12God’s goodness to His People
Psalms 105:13-25The Story of Joseph in Egypt
Psalms 105:26-36Miracles Performed by Moses And Aaron
Psalms 105:37-45God’s Miraculous Provisions For Israel
Psalms 106:1-15A Nation Asks For Forgiveness
Psalms 106:16-27The Nation Exhibits Gross Unbelief
Psalms 106:28-39Blasphemy in The Place of Blessing
Psalms 106:40-48God’s Mercy is Not Limited to My Faithfulness
Psalms 107:1-9Celebrating The Jews Return From Babylonian Exile
Psalms 107:10-22Prisoners Are Delivered From Bondage
Psalms 107:23-32Sailors Are Delivered From a Troubled Sea
Psalms 107:33-43Our Steps Are Ordered by The Lord