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Inevitable and Final

“But you have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox; you have poured over me fresh oil” (Psalm 92:10, ESV). Psalm 92 continues in praise to God, with a particular emphasis on God’s provision for the righteous and frustration of the wicked. The doom of God’s enemies is confidently declared (vv.6-9), as is the joy of those who follow God (vv.12-15)—all grounded in divine sovereignty, as the concluding verse reflects (v.15). At the hinge stand verses 10-11, where the psalmist delights in deliverance, in contrast with the destruction of those who oppose the Lord. The image of the exalted horn stresses strength, honor, and victory, and the oil is an picture of joy and refreshment.

Look to God for vindication and victory. What matters is not the momentary strength of darkness, but holding fast to the Lord God Almighty, whose triumph is certain and whose servants will taste the joys of life eternal. Take heart; the power of the wicked is ephemeral and failing, but the victory of God is inevitable and final.

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