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Yahweh's Powerful Majesty



“The LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved. Thy throne is established of old: thou art from everlasting. The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves. The LORD on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea. Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness becometh thine house, O LORD, for ever.” (Psalm 93:1-5)

The Lord reigns! What a powerful “enthronement psalm” and testimony to our eternal reigning King (Psalm 47, 95-99; Isaiah 52:7). Observe heaven’s joyous celebration. Yahweh is established in His kingdom, high above the earth and oceans.

Notice that Yahweh’s name is mentioned in each line. Each decisive verb emphasizes His universal control. Yahweh is clothed and girded with strength; His clothes suit His royal position. Yahweh’s unilateral strength executes His sovereign will over the universe (Genesis 1:6-10; Psalm 96:10). The physical world is established only because Yahweh’s throne is eternally established.

The Lord is powerful (Psalm 93:3-4). Many of us have witnessed the pounding power of the sea (Psalm 107:23-30). Note the metaphor in Psalm 93:3 using the crashing waves and stair-like parallelism to illustrate God’s unilateral power. During a winter storm, the chaotic floodwaters lift up, producing a pounding thunder of multiple waves as they land on the shore. As magnificent as the deafening, stormy sea is, Yahweh reigns far above the sea’s raging (Psalm 93:4).

The Lord’s testimonies are sure (v. 5). What’s the implication? Scripture rests on the integrity of God. Because of His timeless and holy reign, both you and I are to obediently follow His statutes (Psalm 119). CM

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