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Summary: We serve an amazing LORD, and we see from Psalm 93 that He is majestic, holy, and eternal, and in response, we need to worship Him with our entire being.

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Originally given at the Threefold Cord Cafe

Preached by Pastor Sterling C. Franklin

March 2008

Translation & Preaching Outline

Translation from Hebrew

(1) The LORD reigns – He is utterly clothed in majesty. He has girded Himself with strength. The world is also established – it will not be moved.

(2) Your throne is established from that time, you are from everlasting.

(3) The rivers have lifted up, [O] LORD, the streams have lifted up their voice, the floods lift up their pounding.

(4) Greater than the voice of many waters, the majestic sea breakers, the LORD on High is more majestic.

(5) Your testimonies are very secure -- in Your House holiness is lovely, [O] LORD, for the length of [all] time.

Theological Observations

Verse 1

----- A. The LORD reigns (He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Revelation 17:14)

----- B. The LORD is utterly majestic -- (double emphasis of 'clothed' in majesty)

---------- 1. "Out of the north comes golden splendor; God is clothed with awesome majesty." - Job 37:22

---------- 2. "Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted; his majesty is above earth and heaven." - Psalm 148:13

----- C. The LORD is mighty in power.

----- D. The LORD's creation is firm since the LORD is strong to defend.

Verse 2

----- A. The LORD has a throne.

---------- 1. "God reigns over the nations; God sits on his holy throne." - Psalm 47:8

---------- 2. "Your throne, O God, is forever and ever. The scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of uprightness;" - Psalm 45:6

----- B. The LORD has been King.

----- C. The LORD is Eternal, from eternity past ("From everlasting to everlasting you are God," Psalm 90:2)!

Verses 3-4

----- A. The floods are mighty...they roar and exhibit extreme power...

----- B. ...but the LORD is mightier!

----- C. The LORD reigns on high.

----- D. The LORD is mighty.

Verse 5

----- A. The LORD has trustworthy decrees.

----- B. The LORD is trustworthy.

----- C. The LORD is Holy!

----- D. The LORD is characterized by holiness.

---------- 1. "Sing praises to the LORD, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name." - Psalm 30:4

---------- 2. "In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 3 And one called to another and said: "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!" - Isaiah 6:1-3

----- E. The LORD endures forever!

Other Translations

Psalm 93:1-5 ESV Psalm 93:1 The LORD reigns; he is robed in majesty; the LORD is robed; he has put on strength as his belt. Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved. 2 Your throne is established from of old; you are from everlasting. 3 The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their roaring. 4 Mightier than the thunders of many waters, mightier than the waves of the sea, the LORD on high is mighty! 5 Your decrees are very trustworthy; holiness befits your house, O LORD, forevermore.


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