The Lord reigns, He is clothed with majesty; the Lord is clothed, He has girded Himself with strength. Surely the world is established, so that it cannot be moved. Your throne is established from of old; You are 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, than the mighty waves of the sea. Your testimonies are very sure; holiness adorns Your house, O Lord, forever. (Psalm 93)
There are many things that worry men concerning the affairs of the world, nations rising and falling, fears from enemies and moral changes in the compass of the heart. It can be a time of grave concern fearing the reprisals of ungodly men and persecution. Throughout history the fortunes of life have changed dramatically with wars, rumors of wars, divisions, economic collapse and natural disasters. In times such as this the spirit of God’s people can be filled with dread at the coming trials of affliction like an imposing tsunami of suffering. The joy of being a child of God is to know that regardless of good times or bad times one thing remains constant: the Lord reigns. Psalm 93 is written by an unknown author but the one who scribed this simple psalm of ninety-one words is well acquainted with the author of the world. The short psalm is a confidence that no matter what happens in life, no matter how difficult things become or tedious life can become – God is always ruling over the affairs of men. His majesty will always be present in the world to show His sovereign and omnipotent presence through His will. Nations will seek war with other nations bringing fear to the hearts of men but the Lord is still King and His kingdom is established to overcome all other kingdoms. It must be remembered the Lord reigns.
Using the mighty power of a flood, the psalmist compares the threat of the crushing waters to the rule of God. Whether the psalm was written under the backdrop of a nation coming against Israel or the trials of a man’s heart, the answer remains the same. Knowing the majesty of the Lord and the strength of His power should instill confidence that God will care for His people. Victory is never assured by the hand of men but it is confirmed by the strength of God’s righteousness. The throne of the Lord God is established from of old, before time began and before man was created. Jehovah God is from everlasting and there is no power or might greater than that. What feeble thing can man do that would overwhelm the might of the Lord God? History is stained with the ruins of nations who ruled for a time with great pride and arrogance falling to the folly of man’s wisdom. Where is the mighty empire of Rome, the Third Reich or the many despots who have risen to power bringing fear to the nations of the world? The U.S.S.R is no more, ISIS defeated, murderous tyrants deposed and the kingdom of God remains. All opposition will be overcome for the Lord on high is mightier than the greatest threat man can bring to the world.
When all is said and done and man has tried his best to exalt his knowledge above the power of God – the testimonies of the Lord remain as firm as it was in the beginning. There is no greater example of the constant value of God’s word than looking at history and how over the centuries men have tried to destroy the kingdom of God. It has been attacked by philosophies, nations, immorality and everything Satan has in his arsenal to try and destroy the work of God. It has all come to no avail. Established upon the holiness of the house of the Lord, truth rules supreme because the Lord God reigns with omnipotent sovereignty. God is all-powerful in the purest sense. His reign is without comparison. His testimonies and His holiness are forever. The Lord reigns. Rooted in the church of Christ is the eternal promise that His kingdom will never fail. Men have tried to destroy it, change it and redesign into his own image but the wisdom of man will always fall away in ruin as the glory of the kingdom of God emerges in holiness. God still reigns. His church is evidence of the glory and power of His divine will. The word is still very sure and holiness still adorns His house. Praise the Lord for He is from everlasting.