Psalm 97:1-12 The LORD reigns, let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad...
Psalms 97think about it.
How does this psalm reflect on God's sovereignty over the natural world? What are some ways that God's glory and power are seen by people? What does He ask of those who love Him (97:10-12)? How is your love for God evident in the way you live each day?
Psalm 97 starts out with these words, "The Lord reigns" and the subtitle in my Bible (maybe yours too?) for this chapter also reads "The Lord Reigns." So we know right away what this entire chapter is about and we see a number of examples and descriptions of the Lord's strength, power, might and rule.
Psalm 97 prompted me to spend a little time thinking about the Lord reigning and what that means and looks like for me. Here are some of my thoughts: There's no doubt that the Lord is in control of my life. He's God and I am not. But the Lord reigning means so much more. First off, I want the Lord to reign in my life. But for that to be the case, I must recognize Him for who He is, willingly submit and then strive to follow and serve Him fully each day. That's a tall order and there are plenty of days I fall short. Maybe that's why we have new days--to give us a fresh start. There is nothing more peaceful, more satisfying, more confirming than to look back at the end of day and know that, today the Lord reigned in me.
So what does the Lord reigning mean to you and your life? Any examples you want to share? Tami W.
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