Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | August 8, 2016

“The Lord reigns”

Today’s devotion comes from Psalm chapter 93.

“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.”  Psalm chapter 93.

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I saw examples of the LORD’s reign during my vacation in the Canadian wilderness last week.  I laid on the fishing dock around midnight and saw spectacular displays of stars created and maintained by God.  I saw lakes and forests that by their beauty and size and distance from man testified to their Creator.

“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.”  Verse 1.

Which doctrine testifies to the LORD’s reign?
 
Other doctrine which focuses on man and man’s alleged free-will and which laments the world falling apart?
 
Or, Reformed Doctrine which focuses on God and God’s sovereignty and which rejoices that God firmly established the world and that God will accomplish all of His good pleasure?

“10 Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns;
Indeed, the world is firmly established, it will not be moved;
He will judge the peoples with equity.”

11 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice;
Let the sea roar, and all it contains;
12 Let the field exult, and all that is in it.
Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy
13 Before the Lord, for He is coming,
For He is coming to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness
And the peoples in His faithfulness.”  Psalm 96:10-13.

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