Friday, June 10, 2016

JESUS Reigns; Let The Earth Be Glad

Psalm 97

1The LORD Reigns, Let the earth be glad;

Let the distant shores rejoice.

2Clouds and thick darkness surround HIM;
Righteousness and Justice are the Foundation of HIM Throne.
3Fire Goes Before HIM
and Consumes HIS foes on every side.
4HIS Lightning Lights up the world;
the earth sees and trembles.
5The mountains melt like wax Before The LORD,
Before The LORD of all the earth.

6The heavens proclaim HIS Righteousness,
and all peoples see HIS Glory.

7All who worship images are put to shame,
those who boast in idols—
Worship HIM, all you gods!
8Zion hears and rejoices
and the villages of Judah are glad
because of YOUR Judgments, LORD.
9For YOU, LORD, Are The MOST HIGH Over all the earth;
YOU Are Exalted far above all gods.
10Let those who love The LORD hate evil,
for HE Guards the lives of HIS faithful ones
and Delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
11Light shines on the righteous
and joy on the upright in heart.
12Rejoice In The LORD, you who are righteous,
and Praise HIS Holy Name.

Psalm 97

This Psalm dwells upon the same subject, and is set to the same tune, with the foregoing Psalm 96; that CHRIST Is The Alpha and The Omega.  They are both penned, and are both to be sung to HIS Honor and Glory; and we make melody with our hearts To The LORD JESUS.

HE Reigns, to the joy of all mankind (v. 1); and HIS Government Speaks,

I. Terror to HIS enemies; for HE Is the Prince of Inflexible Justice and Irresistible Power (v. 2-7).

II. Comfort to HIS children and loyal subjects, arising from HIS Sovereign Dominion, the Care HE Takes of HIS people and the Provision HE Makes For them (v. 8-12).

In singing this Psalm we must be affected with the Glory of The Exalted REDEEMER JESUS CHRIST, Must Dread the lot of HIS enemies, and think ourselves happy if we are of those who "kiss The SON


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