THE LORD REIGNS!
Psalm 97 is the focus of our study this month. Take time to read it through several times. It begins in verse one by telling us THE LORD REIGNS! Let’s look at some more verses that remind us of this idea:
“The Lord reigns for ever and ever.” Exodus 15:18
Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let them say among the nations, “The Lord reigns!” 1 Chronicles 16:31
The Lord reigns forever; he has established his throne for judgment. Psalm 9:7
The Lord reigns, he is robed in majesty; the Lord is robed in majesty and armed with strength; indeed, the world is established, firm and secure. Psalm 93:1
Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns.” The world is firmly established, it cannot be moved; he will judge the peoples with equity. Psalm 96:10
The Lord reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice. Psalm 97:1
The Lord reigns, let the nations tremble; he sits enthroned between the cherubim, let the earth shake. Psalm 99:1
The Lord reigns forever, your God, O Zion, for all generations. Praise the Lord. Psalm 146:10
Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting: “Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. Revelation 19:6
In Psalm 97:9 it tells us, “For you, Lord, are the Most High over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods.”
Psalm 97: 12 closes the Psalm with this reminder, “Rejoice in the LORD, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name.”
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.