1The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof.
2Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.
3A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about.
4His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled.
5The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
6The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory.
All the People See His Glory!
I am amazed again and again by the wondrous graphic displays the psalmists present as though from the very throne room of God. This is our God. He is God of all Gods, King of all Kings, and Lord of all Lords. Though He may seem to be hid from our faces now, the day will come when all people will see His glory!
It is so very important that we realize, however, that God reigns now--not just at the end of the ages. How would you live differently today if you perceived that God, sitting on His great throne in glory, is focusing all of His attention on you this day. He is perceiving your thoughts, and watching every single thing you do.
Sometimes I fear that we Christians treat God as though He has been defeated on this earth. We perceive Satan as being the power that rules this world. Oh, Satan would love that, indeed, and he glories in the fact that many perceive him in that manner. However, that could not be farther from the truth! God reigns! God reigned in the past, God reigns now, and God will reign in the future.
I also find it interesting that we love stories or fairy tales in which the main character actually has the characteristics that belong only to God. For example, think of Santa Claus. How do our songs present Him?
He sees when you are sleeping
He knows when you're awake,
He knows if you've been bad or good,
So be good for goodness' sake.
Oh, it is a cute song, but who has all of those characteristics? God!
A day is coming when all of the blinders will be removed. What will we see on that day? I am wondering if God did not give the psalmist a sneak peek into heaven itself, and the result is recorded in verses 2 through 6.
2Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.3A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about.4His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled.5The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.6The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory.
Take some time right now and see the glory of God. Then think about the things that trouble you the most. Is not this God, your mighty Creator, greater that all of your troubles? Is there anything in your lives that God cannot handle? Where, dear Christian, is your faith? If it is buried beneath the sands of trouble, then I pray, today, that you will shake it loose from its earthly tomb, and cry out to God to give you new and greater faith.
Look! Look to the glory of God, and step forward this day in His strength and power!
Oh, how He loves you and me!
God Bless You,