Psalm Chapter 93 KJV

(Unless otherwise cited the scriptures in this devotional are from the King James Version of the Bible https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/ .)

Context with its opening phrase, the LORD reigns (YHWH), Psalm 93 declares that it is hymn. Apparently the first psalm of six psalms that proclaim the Lord’s kingship (see also Pss 95, 96, 97, 98, 99). These psalms appear to express the faithfulness of Israel’s belief in the sovereignty of their ruler – the Lord God Almighty.

1 The Lord reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the Lord is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is established, that it cannot be moved. Thy throne is established of old: thou art from everlasting.

The everlasting kingdom of God is proclaimed in these verses. His rulership, His power, His might, and His immutability by people, powers, and or circumstances. Unlike human leaders who use weapons or political acumen to establish themselves, God is his own force/source of power. He is and will always be our supreme leader, ruler, and God. Compare similar declarations in Psalm 103:19 “The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom ruleth over alland Psalm 145:13 “Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.This verses implies reassurance. The people are reminded that they are not alone. They are reminded that God created the world. This dispensation of the earth will only change when God says it will, not before. They are also reminded of he sovereignty of YHWH.

The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves.

The ancient near east culture worshipped the gods of the elements. The floods in this psalm represent the forces of chaos. But the psalmist does not just stop there. He continues to declare who is mightier than even Baal and who controls everything. The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.

Governments published laws, and statutes, for their people to obey. These laws and statutes provide a stable social climate. God’s law, case law, and statues are codified in the Ten Commandments; e.g. Exod. 20 – 23. They will forever stand firm. They remain eternally binding on the people and guided them in how to live together. When we think of God’s sanctuary we think about holiness. God his presence was found at that location on earth. Today His children, born again Christians are His sanctuary here on earth.

This psalm celebrates God’s ruler ship, and protection over his people. As Christians we celebrate God’s kingship over us in the person of Jesus, our anointed Messiah who has come to establish God’s kingdom. He is the God who stilled the waves and walked on the water (Matt. 8:23–27; Mark 6:45–56; John 6:16–24). He showed God’s people that he is the God who controls the forces of chaos that might effect them.

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