Psalm 104 - Ode to Sea Monsters and Such (Creation Days)

Date: 5/23/2021
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Type: Sunday Sermon
Topic: Creation
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The Spirit of God beatifies the world in the teaming of life; and since Pentecost the new creation work has continued.

Structure of the Psalm
A. Bless Yahweh as Creator (vv. 1-4)
  B. Yahweh’s Majesty in the Care of the Earth (vv. 5-9)
    C. Yahweh’s Majesty in the Care of Animals and Man (vv. 10-18)
      D. Yahweh’s Majesty in the Regularity/Providence of Creation (vv. 19-23)
    C’. Yahweh’s Majesty in the Care of Sea Creatures (vv. 24-26)
  B’. Yahweh’s Majesty in the Care of the of the Earth (vv. 27-30)
A’. Bless Yahweh as Judge (vv. 31-35)  (GS/VanGemeren, EBC)

Follows the Days of Creation

ONE Light
Psalm 104:1–2 -  2 Covering Yourself with light as with a cloak,

TWO Separation of Waters
3 He lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters; He makes the clouds His chariot;

THREE  Dry land, seas, plants and tree
5 He established the earth upon its foundations, So that it will not totter forever and ever. 6 You covered it with the deep as with a garment;

FOUR Sun, Moon, Stars Dwellers of Light
19 He made the moon for the seasons; The sun knows the place of its setting.

FIVE Swarming Creatures
25 There is the sea, great and broad, In which are swarms without number, Animals both small and great. 26 There the ships move along, And Leviathan,

SIX Beasts and Man
33 I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have my being. 34 Let my meditation be pleasing to Him; As for me, I shall be glad in the LORD. 35 Let sinners be consumed from the earth And let the wicked be no more.

NEW CREATION: Titus 3:5–7 - He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, 6 whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Gregg Strawbridge Gregg Strawbridge, Ph.D., is the pastor of All Saints Church in Lancaster, PA. He became a committed follower of Jesus Christ at age 20, discipled in the context of a University Navigator Ministry. As a result of personal discipleship he went on to study at Columbia Biblical Seminary (M.A., Columbia, SC, 1990), as well as receive a Ph.D. in education and philosophy... read more