“The Lord reigns! Let the earth rejoice; let the many coasts and islands be glad. Clouds and thick darkness surround Him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne. Fire goes before Him and burns up His foes on every side. His lightning lights up the world; the earth sees and trembles. The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the Lord — at the presence of the Lord of all the earth. The heavens proclaim His righteousness; all the peoples see His glory. For You, Lord , are the Most High over all the earth; You are exalted above all the gods.”
Psalms 97:1-6, 9
Have you ever been in the presence of someone who was truly awesome? Maybe they were someone who was a famous athelete, musician or actor. Maybe they were a hero, a great writer or someone who seemed really wise. If this person is truely awesome, they’ll be as awesome off of their “stage” as they are on it!
I have met and conversed and have even been privileged to be freinds with some truely awesome people–people who commanded your respect immediately upon encountering them-people who literally usher the Presence of God into a room when they show up!
The writer of Psalm 97, veiwed God this way. Look at the verbage:
▪”clouds and thick darkness surrond Him”,
▪”righteousness and justice are what His Soverign throne is built upon” ,
▪”consuming Fire proceeds Him”
▪”His lightning illuminates and startles the world and causes it to tremble”
▪”the mountains melt away like wax in a fire in God’s Presence”
The writer continues with “The heavens-meaning the sheer beauty of the stars in the night sky- proclaim God’s “rightness” (righteousness) so all the world can see His glory!”
“For You, God are exalted above all the earth and all other Gods!”
I have to admit, I sometimes forget how awesome God is. He alone deserves our praise and reverence. He alone is worthy of our praise!
Think about it!