1 The LORD reigns, He is clothed with majesty;
The LORD has clothed and girded Himself with strength;
Indeed, the world is firmly established,
it will not be moved.
2 Your throne is established from of old; You are from everlasting.
3 The floods have lifted up, O LORD, The floods have lifted up their voice,
The floods lift up their pounding waves.
4 More than the sounds of many waters, Than the mighty breakers of the sea,
The LORD on high is mighty.
5 Your testimonies are fully confirmed;
Holiness befits Your house, O LORD, forevermore.
The Lord reigns! In those three words I find all my comfort! No matter what is happening on earth, no matter what the outcome of elections, nor the condition of the job market, our God reigns! He is Lord, and we can trust Him.
He is clothed with majesty! There is an exalted beauty in Him that bids me worship! He is worthy of all my trust, all admiration, all confidence, so that to doubt His faithfulness is as foolish as doubting that the sun will rise in the morning, or that winter will give way to spring.
You are from everlasting! Not only is He God, but He always has been and ever will be the same God! Mountains may grind away to nothing, seas may evaporate into deserts – but Christ will always be the same, as Hebrews 13:8 says, “yesterday, today and forever”. So my trust in Him can never be misplaced. What He has promised, He will do. What He has pledged to carry out in His word, He will bring always about, to the praise of His glory and the good of His children who are His by faith in Christ. What a great God!
Soli Deo Gloria
Pastor Scott Lee
PS – In this morning’s message from John 12:1-11 we will see how Mary’s joy in Christ overflows in a fragrant offering of gratitude and praise that fills the whole house with a sense of the beauty and worth of Christ. May our worship do the same this morning! Pray for me as I take this next week off for a time of worship, prayer and planning during a time of personal, spiritual retreat.