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 service.
1. The terms used to express the highest kind of joy.
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 (Heb 3:7) to the following (compare Ps 81:8),
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 perverseness.
that they should not -- literally, |if they,| &c., part of the form of swearing (compare Nu 14:30; Ps 89:35).