Psalm 104 Outline
– The psalmist described God’s greatness (Psalm 104:1-4)
– God created the expanse by separating the water above from the water below (Psalm 104:5-9)
– God created the springs to provide water for the animals and plants (Psalm 104:10-18)
– God created the moon and sun (Psalm 104:10-18)
– God’s works is numerous (Psalm 104:19-23)
– All creatures look to God for provision (Psalm 104:27-30)
– God’s glory endure forever (Psalm 104:31-32)
– The psalmist hoped God will be pleased with his praise (Psalm 104:33-35)
Psalm 104 Summary
In Psalm 104:1-4, the psalmist described the greatness of God. He described God as being very bright, so bright that it seemed as if he is clothed in light. God created the heavens, wind and pour down rain on earth.
In Psalm 104:5-9, God created an expanse by separating the waters from above from the waters from below. The expanse is called sky. Later, he created the land, seas, lakes and rivers. God set a boundary for the sea, the seashore, so that the sea water cannot cross over to the land.
In Psalm 104:10-18, God created the springs. The spring flow its water into the river and the river flow its water into the sea. Animals and plant rely on the water from these sources to thrive. God created crags in the mountains so that wild goats and rabbits can take shelter there.
In Psalm 104:19-23, God created the moons to mark seasons. He created the sun to provide sunlight for the people on earth. God watches over the animals and human beings that are living on the earth so that they receive enough nourishment.
In Psalm 104:24-26, God’s works are numerous. He created a lot of creatures. He created various kinds of sea animals in the sea. He created the sea for the ship so that people can travel to the other side of the land. He created the sea monster, leviathan.
In Psalm 104:27-30, all these creatures look to God for food. God is the source of all things. He reigns over all the earth and make sure that they are provided with sufficient food. God’s spirit, the Holy Spirit, do the works. When God created the world in the beginning, God said the word but the Holy Spirit do the work.
In Psalm 104:31-32, may God’s glory endure forever.
In Psalm 104:33-35, the psalmist is determined to praise God all his life. He hoped that his meditation will be pleasing to God.
Psalm 104 Bible Study
1. God is our creator
God is the creator of this universe. He created all the animals, plants, and human being on earth. In Romans 1:20, for the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and deity; so that they are without excuse. In Genesis 1:1, in the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. In Jeremiah 51:5, he hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heaven by his understanding.