Praising God for His Sovereignty


     In the closing verses of Psalm 103, David calls all the heavenly host to join his anthem of God’s exaltation.  He writes: “Bless the Lord, you His angels, who excel in strength, who do His word, heeding the voice of His word.  Bless the Lord, all you His hosts, you ministers of His, who do His pleasure.  Bless the Lord, all His works, in all places of His dominion” (vv. 20-22).

     The reason for this entreaty is stated in verse 19.  Here, it is written, “The Lord has established His throne in heaven, and His kingdom rules over all.”  Because of Jehovah’s holy omnipotence, He is sovereign over every nook and cranny of heaven and earth.

     Though evil men and imposters grow worse and worse—deceiving and being deceived (2 Timothy 3:13), though nations may rage and the people plot vain things against the Lord and His Anointed (Psalm 2:1-2), though perilous times come (2 Timothy 3:1), Jehovah’s sovereign throne remains immoveable. His kingdom rules over all.  What a joyous truth, what a wonderful reason for rejoicing in the sovereignty of God.

     “Bless the Lord, O my soul!”

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