November 14, 2010

He Reigns

In the life of the believer we see the reign of Christ already. In the consummation of the ages Christ will reign in everyone’s life. Of particular interest in this Psalm is the last verse and its statement that, “Your statutes, Lord, stand firm; holiness adorns your house for endless days.” Again we are looking a situations totally controlled by God. He is in control at all times. His creation (mankind), are expected to adhere to God’s statutes. He is greater than all these things. So powerful He can overcome death. I see this in my life already as mentioned before. I still have battles with sin and in non-believers sin reigns supreme but in general, believers allow the Holy Spirit to control their lives. We still live in the flesh so this battle is not totally won. This will not take place until our glorification at death or if we are called up to be with the Lord. The Lord is firmly in control. Rejoice and be glad in his strong arm upholding his righteous people.

Not only should God's reign in mankind be evident but as Romans 1 also tells us, it is evident in His creation. The Lord established kingship when he created (Hbw: tebel). This doctrine is in stark contrast to the chaos and random happenings of the ancient pagans and today's secular evolutionists. Yahweh is the creator God and He has established (Hbw: tikkon) the world.

Just as God has established His sovereignty over the created order so that His throne was established long ago, He also has made a "firm" covenant with Israel or His chosen people (i.e.: your statutes v.5). This wholly "other" God has made his dwelling among His people in the Old Testament in the form of the temple. In the New Testament He makes His dwelling IN HIS PEOPLE! God's covenants are eternal, "firm", or "for endless days". This was confirmed in Jesus Christ. Hallelujah! He reigns!

Psalms 93

(1) The LORD reigns, he is robed in majesty;
the LORD is robed in majesty and armed with strength;
indeed, the world is established, firm and secure.

(2) Your throne was established long ago;
you are from all eternity.

(3) The seas have lifted up, LORD,
the seas have lifted up their voice;
the seas have lifted up their pounding waves.

(4) Mightier than the thunder of the great waters,
mightier than the breakers of the sea—
the LORD on high is mighty.

(5) Your statutes, LORD, stand firm;
holiness adorns your house
for endless days.

No comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...