New Defender's Study Bible Notes
95:5 he made it. Psalms 95–100 seem to comprise a unitary group of songs of praise and triumph. They repeatedly emphasize that God created and rules all things. This verse reminds us that God made both land and sea. Psalm 100:3 assures us that “it is He that hath made us.” See also note on Psalm 97:6.
95:6 the LORD our maker. The Lord is called our “Maker” sixteen times in the Bible—first in Job 4:17 by an evil spirit. The term is used only once in the New Testament (Hebrews 11:10).
95:7 To day. Psalm 95:7-11 of this psalm is quoted in Hebrews 3:7-11, then analyzed in Hebrews 3:12-19, and applied as a parable warning against those who profess faith in God, but do not have true faith (compare also Psalm 100:3).
95:9 tempted me. This refers back to the wilderness judgments, as recounted in Numbers 14:22.