The Lord reigns; he is robed in majesty;
the Lord is robed; he has put on strength as his belt.
Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved.
Your throne is established from of old;
you are from everlasting.
The floods have lifted up, O Lord,
the floods have lifted up their voice;
the floods lift up their roaring.
Mightier than the thunders of many waters,
mightier than the waves of the sea,
the Lord on high is mighty!
Your decrees are very trustworthy;
holiness befits your house,
O Lord, forevermore.
The basic thrust of Psalm 93 is that the Lord God reigns. It is continually proclaimed; it is eternally secure; and it is testified trustworthy by history itself which demonstrates everything God has decreed has come to pass in its entirety without fail. Notice the foundation, and hence continuation of, the world is not guaranteed; everything is predicated on the Lord God’s establishment of it. Derek Kidner concurs noting, “The stability envisaged here is not inherent; the physical world is established (1) only because thy throne is established (2), and the world of men in so far as that throne is acknowledged.” Praise must begin and end with He who is sovereign; God, is more powerful than the thrashing waves and more powerful then men who have chosen to rise up and rebel against Him. The outcome is has, is, and will always be in God’s favor. The fact that the Lord on high is mighty, literally carries the notion that the Creator’s majesty outshines all of Creation. If the psalm were to end here, God’s majesty and power would be well stated; but a greater lesson would be overlooked: one of truth. Read the rest of this entry »