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The Lord reigns, and he is pictured in Psalm 93 on his throne and wearing the signs of authority. We sometimes shy away from the idea of God’s majesty and glory. After all, it’s intimidating, even threatening, as we realize that God is on his throne ruling over the world, powerful enough to accomplish all his will. We sure hope God’s will is in our favor.
It doesn’t take much imagination to start seeing God and his kingdom as we do our earthly institutions of power, as something with a generally good purpose that will roll over and crush the individual, particularly us.
How will we deal with this? We need to ask ourselves how God’s nature is described in Scripture. Is he or is he not the Lord who lovingly calls all creation into being, declares it good, and appoints humans to the lofty position of caring for all the rest of the creation which he loves? If that’s the kind of God we find in Psalm 93, we should have no fear. He is clothed with majesty and strength, he has an eternal throne, and he uses his holy word to govern all creation and keep his people safe from all eternal harm. There is no fear of such a king, unless we try to hinder his good and gracious plan. The Lord is good.
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