The Lord reigns; Let the earth rejoice; Let the multitude of isles be glad! Psalm 97 NKJV
God is on His throne today. That should give us the encouragement confidence and security to find our way through the darkness of an evil world. Your life can be an island of peace even when the seas of uncertainty roar all around you. Rejoice and praise God!
Clouds and darkness surround Him; Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne. A fire goes before Him, And burns up His enemies round about, His lightnings light the world; The earth sees and trembles. The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the Lord, At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth. The heavens declare His righteousness, And all the peoples see His glory. Verses 4-6
A veil of mystery keeps us from seeing Jesus with earthly eyes. We can see Him through eyes of faith. His righteousness is beyond our understanding. His justice is more than we can comprehend. They are perfect just as His is perfect. They are sure just as He is true!
The fire of God’s wrath devours His enemies. The light of His holiness exposes the darkness of evil. Nothing can withstand God’s power. God is so righteous holy and just it defies description. No living creature can stand in the presence of His infinite power!
Look up into the night sky. Behold the glory of God!
Let all be put to shame who serve carved images, Who boast of idols. Worship Him, all you gods. Vs 7
In ancient times people carved and worshiped idols and false gods. Some represented demons. Others were fashioned in the image of those who made them. They were equally useless. Those people should have worshipped the One True God. Will you?
You who love the Lord, hate evil! He preserves the souls of His saints; He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked. Vs 10
God does not expect us to be perfect. He does want us to stand with the Lord of perfection. Jesus wants us to love what He loves. Jesus wants us to hate what He hates. The true God of heaven and earth watches over and protects us. He delivers us from evil!
Light is sown for the righteous, And gladness for the upright in heart. Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous, And give thanks to the remembrance of His holy name. Vs 12
God provides light for people who love Him. The darkness cannot overpower us. Jesus fills our hearts with joy when we walk through the valley of weeping and mourning. He protects us as we walk through the valley of the shadow of death. Evil cannot touch us.
Celebrate, live love and laugh. Sing of a song of praise to Almighty God. He is on the throne of creation! And He loves you!
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