Ps 95:1-11. David (Heb 4:7) exhorts men to praise God for His
greatness, and warns them, in God's words, against neglecting His
1. The terms used to express the highest kind
rock—a firm basis, giving certainty of
salvation (Ps 62:7).
2. come … presence—literally,
"approach," or, meet Him (Ps 17:13).
3. above … gods—esteemed such by
men, though really nothing (Jer 5:7; 10:10-15).
4, 5. The terms used describe the world in its
whole extent, subject to God.
6. come—or, "enter," with solemn forms,
as well as hearts.
7. This relation illustrates our entire
dependence (compare Ps 23:3; 74:1). The last clause is united by Paul
3:7) to the following
8-11. warning against neglect; and this is
sustained by citing the melancholy fate of their rebellious ancestors,
whose provoking insolence is described by quoting the language of God's
complaint (Nu 14:11) of
their conduct at Meribah and Massah, names given (Ex 17:7) to commemorate their strife and
contention with Him (Ps 78:18, 41).
10. err in their heart—Their wanderings
in the desert were but types of their innate ignorance and
that they should not—literally, "if
they," &c., part of the form of swearing (compare Nu 14:30; Ps