Reflection of the Psalms 93

Posted on: December 3rd, 2023

Everyday, countless situations occur which directly affect the individual’s life. Situations often come and go without any apparent long-term consideration or effect. A trip to the local grocery store will involve all kinds of situations, but most are met and dismissed without much effort. Although the overall effect of such things does not immediately become apparent, the effect is still there and it grows.
The pace for most people appears to be so fast that there is little time to spend on any one thing. The only things that seem to slow people down are bad health, some crisis, or advancing age. In such an environment, things are forgotten, overlooked or ignored. Yet, it IS critical to remember what is truly important.
Unfortunately, the important things of life are all too often forgotten as Christians face daily demands and situations. Bills, schedules, meetings, appointments, unexpected events begin to build up and all clamor for attention and decisions RIGHT NOW. When this happens, the peace and confidence that comes from God can be disrupted. In it’s place is the growing burden, “How can I do all this?!”
On the other extreme, there are good Christian men and women who suffer from what they see as a stifling or unfulfilled life. Some, who were once active, can no longer do the things they once did. Variety and challenge gradually give way to a sameness that threatens to ruin the remaining years of life.
Christians see national and social powers rise up in opposition to Christian principles, and it seems like they will sweep everything away in front of them. Various worldwide problems such as immorality, crime and pollution seem to have no solution. All of these things tend to tear away at the faith and peace of a Christian.
In contrast the psalmist begins the 93rd Psalm with the stirring proclamation, “The Lord reigns, he is robed in majesty; the Lord is robed in majesty and is armed with strength.” The great fact that all Christians must remember, is that the Lord IS KING, and is robed in majesty (This was emphasized TWICE in the same sentence). No matter what Christians face in this life, the Lord reigns, His plan WILL BE fulfilled and all the righteous in Jesus Christ WILL HAVE the promise of Eternal Life. There is no power in this universe that can defeat the will of God. When THIS is remembered, everything else very quickly falls into its proper place.
From verses 3 and 4, it seems that the stimulus for the theme of Psalm 93 must have been the sea. The rolling waves are almost hypnotic as they attack the land. Nothing seems to capture the picture of great power more than crashing waves during a storm, and nothing built by man has stood up to the strength of the sea. Everyday problems and concerns suddenly become very small for those who find themselves in the path of a hurricane or a great winter storm.
Yet, the power, strength and majesty of the Lord is greater than anything the sea can do: “Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea – the Lord on high is mighty.” If people stand in awe or fear of the power of the sea, how much more should there be fear of the Living God of all creation?
Paul wrote in Romans 8:31-35, “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things? Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies; who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us. Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? “
Yes, instead of fear, God has offered love, protection and security through Jesus Christ. Through the sacrifice of the Lord, the power of God the Father is working within each Christian. That power is infinite – it will never fail; and in light of this, the press and demands of daily life should become secondary very quickly.
Isn’t it good to know that the Lord reigns, and that he is robed in majesty? Isn’t it reassuring to KNOW His power is absolute, and it is there to help each Christian? Thank you Father.