God's Throne Is Unmoved

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).


The words of a "Christian Contemporary Song" from the 80's say "Hearts are failing left and right; Children fear this planet's plight; Fantastic fears abound; but through the vague uncertainty come a bold assurance. This world is under sovereignty -- divinely ordered destiny; He holds this world together with the Word of His power; safe within His hands; till its own appointed hour. He's still got the whole world in His hand tonight; and only He knows where the sparrow lands tonight; and nothing in this world can stop His plans tonight; Because He's still got the whole world in His hands, In His hands tonight." From WHOLE WORLD-words and music by Bob Hartman (performed by Petra). Copyright 1986 Dawn Treader Music/SESAC.


Just as the song points out whatever opposition may arise, God's throne is unmoved.  He has reigned, does reign, and will reign for ever and ever. There never was a time in which God did not reign, in which He was not a supreme and absolute Monarch; for He is from everlasting to everlasting. There never was a time in which He was not; there never can be a period in which He shall cease to exist.  He reigns gloriously for He is clothed with majesty.  He reigns powerfully for He is not only clothed with majesty, He is armed with strength — dominion is His, and He has supreme power to exercise it; and He has so established the world that nothing can be driven out of order. Whatever turmoil and rebellion there may be on earth, the eternal King sits above it all in supreme serenity.


Acknowledging the universality of God, calls for a response on our part. How should we respond to His sovereign rule and reign?  Our response first and foremost is that of submission. Psalm speaks of this submission ... "Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care" (Psalm 95:6-7).  A second response to His universal rule and reign is that of Awe.  In his new book titled: Recapturing The Wonder, Ravi Zacharias writes, "There is wonder all around us, and it is God's will to fill us with that wonder that makes life enchanting and sacred." I like that old song that goes like this, "O the wonder of it all--the wonder of it all, to think He (the God of the universe) first loved me."  The Psalmist said in another place, "Let all the earth fear Jehovah: Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him" (Psalm 33:8).  The word "awe" is defined as follows, "A mixed feeling of reverence, fear, and wonder, caused by something majestic, sublime, etc."   A third response to His universal rule and reign is thanksgiving, "Enter His gates with thanksgivings and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name" (Psalm 100:4).


The God of the universe has revealed Himself more fully in His Son, Jesus. To truly know God the Father, and to understand His sovereign rule and reign, you must first know the Son. If you do not know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, then get to know Him. "Jesus said, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6).  





I know that my Redeemer lives

And ever prays for me;

A token of His love He gives,

A pledge of liberty.


I know that my Redeemer lives,

A quick'ning Spirit He;

I know eternal life He gives—

Amazing grace—to me.


I find Him lifting up my head;

He brings salvation near;

His presence makes me free indeed,

And He will soon appear.


He wills that I should holy be:

What can withstand His will?

The counsel of His grace in me

He surely shall fulfill.


Jesus, I hang upon Thy word:

I steadfastly believe

Thou wilt return and claim me, Lord,

And to Thyself receive.  






"Daily Devotions by Guy Roberson"

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