Psalm 93 – GOD REIGNS
Psalm 93 begins with the saying, ‘THE LORD REIGNS”
What does that mean to you?
How can believing this truth change your life?
How is this truth relevant in the following situations:
When someone is ill?
When someone dies?
When children disappoint you?
When there are financial difficulties?
This psalm should be an encouragement, as it reminds of some of the significance of God’s reign.
THE CLOTHING OF GOD’S REIGN – Vs. 1
· Majesty – Isaiah 6:1-8, Revelation 1:12-17
How strong is God?
Why is His strength important? Philippians 4:13
Ephesians 3:16-21 – That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;  That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,  May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;  And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. –  Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,  Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
Colossians 1:11 – Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;
THE CONCRETENESS OF GOD’S REIGN – Vs. 1
Who can move the earth?
Will He ever? When? Revelation 21:1
Until then, no matter what happens nothing is going to happen to the earth.
The only way anything can ever change is when God allows it.
What, besides the world, is unmovable?
His permanent reign
THE CONTINUATION OF GOD’S REIGN – Vs. 2
How long has God reigned? How long will He reign?
What are some of the problems God has reigned through?
THE COMFORT OF GOD’S REIGN – Vss. 3-4
Think of the floods as your troubles.
How do troubles have voices?
What do large waves do to people? How are our troubles like those waves?
How is the Lord mightier than the noise our troubles make?
How is the Lord mightier than the waves that hit us?
Pastor Temple had a small son who often walked with him out through the fields and neighboring pasture behind the church parsonage. At first the little fellow would hold onto my little finger, but he found that when he stepped into a hoof-print or stumbled over something, his grip would fail and down he’d go in the dust or snow. Not giving it much thought, his mind on other matters, Pastor Temple would stop and the boy would get up, brush himself off, and grab my little finger again, gripping a little harder this time.
“Needless to say, this occurred frequently until one day as he was brushing himself off, he looked at me and said, ‘Daddy?’ I replied, ‘Yes, Son, what is it?’ He said, I think if you would hold my hand, I wouldn’t fall.’
Pastor Temple said, “You know, he still stumbled many times after that, but he never hit the ground. Now, as you walk with God, don’t try to hold on to Him, let Him hold on to you. You may stumble but He’ll never let you fall.” Fred Musser, The Tabernacle –James S. Hewett, Illustrations Unlimited (Wheaton: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc, 1988) p. 244.
THE CHARACTER OF GOD’S REIGN – Vs. 5
· He rules by His sure word
Psalm 119:89 – For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven.
Numbers 23:19 – God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
Isaiah 46:11 – …yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.
Mark 13:13 – And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
· He rules in holiness
Leviticus 20:26 – And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the Lord am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.