Psalm 89:11

 

EXPOSITION

Verse 11. The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine. All things are alike God's -- rebellious earth as well as adoring heaven. Let us not despair of the kingdom of truth; the Lord has not abdicated the throne of earth or handed it over to the sway of Satan.

As for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them. The habitable and cultivated earth, with all its produce, owns the Lord to be both its Creator and Sustainer, builder and upholder.

 

EXPLANATORY NOTES AND QUAINT SAYINGS

Verse 11. The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine. Therefore we praise thee, therefore we trust in thee, therefore we will not fear what man can do against us. -- Matthew Henry.

 

HINTS FOR PASTORS AND LAYPERSONS

Verse 11. --

  1. God's possession of heaven, the model of his possession of earth.
  2. God's possession of earth most certain, and its manifestation in the future most sure.
  3. The course of action suggested to his people by the two facts.