Verse 1-3 Almighty
The Lord is king! Let the earth rejoice! Let the farthest coastlands be glad. Dark clouds surround him. Righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne. Fire spreads ahead of him and burns up all his foes.
In times of darkness and doubt, we have an almighty God who is king over all creation. His foundation is built upon righteousness and justice. There can be no covering of His truth. No media can darken His justice. He sees all and is above all. God is above all powers that seem strong on the earth. Know, the Lord is King. He is righteous and just.
Verse 4-6 Power
His lightning flashes out across the world. The earth sees and trembles. The mountains melt like wax before the Lord, before the Lord of all the earth. The heavens proclaim his righteousness; every nation sees his glory.
As you look up toward the distant stars and the glorious majesty of the heavens, remember, God spoke them into existence. He sustains moment by moment all creation by His presence. All creation, no matter how strong and majestic it looks to us, is like melting wax in the presence of God. His creation glorifies Him. The beauty and balance of creation and animal life cycles proclaim His might, wisdom, and righteousness above all knowledge.
Verse 7-9 Above all powers
Those who worship idols are disgraced. All who brag about their worthless gods: for every god must bow to Him. Jerusalem has heard and rejoiced, and all the towns of Judah are glad because of your justice, O Lord! For you, O Lord, are supreme over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods.
All who oppose God and truth will one day bow before Him and proclaim He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. All who oppose God will be humbled. While the darkness seems so strong, they are nothing but a passing cloud before God. All darkness will be destroyed. All hidden things will be revealed. Let us know and be convinced that nothing is hidden before God.
Verse 10-12 God Rescues and restores.
You who love the Lord, hate evil! He protects the lives of the godly people and rescues them from the power of the wicked. Light shines on the godly, and joy on those whos hearts are right. May all who are godly rejoice in the Lord and praise his holy name.
God is at work in the lives of all who love Him. God is at work to rescue His people from the power of the wicked. You may feel trapped and overwhelmed by the power of those who lie and clothe themselves with man’s power. God is at work to rescue you. Remember, His Light shines on the righteous. Allow His joy to flood your heart as you rejoice in His Holy Name.
Meditate on these truths
The Lord is King! He will never be put out of power. Let this Psalms 97 make your lightnside shine bright with hope and eternal knowledge.