Psalms Chapter 97
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Matthew Henry's Psalms Chapter 97 Bible commentary...
The Lord Jesus reigns in power that cannot be resisted. (1-7) His care of his people, and his provision for them. (8-12)
1-7 Though many have been made happy in Christ, still there is room. And all have reason to rejoice in Christ's government. There is a depth in his counsels, which we must not pretend to fathom; but still righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne. Christ's government, though it might be matter of joy to all, will yet be matter of terror to some; but it is their own fault that it is so. The most resolute and daring opposition will be baffled at the presence of the Lord. And the Lord Jesus will ere long come, and put an end to idol worship of every kind.
8-12 The faithful servants of God may well rejoice and be glad, because he is glorified; and whatever tends to his honour, is his people's pleasure. Care is taken for their safety. But something more is meant than their lives. The Lord will preserve the souls of his saints from sin, from apostacy, and despair, under their greatest trials. He will deliver them out of the hands of the wicked one, and preserve them safe to his heavenly kingdom. And those that rejoice in Christ Jesus, and in his exaltation, have fountains of joy prepared for them. Those that sow in tears, shall reap in joy. Gladness is sure to the upright in heart; the joy of the hypocrite is but for a moment. Sinners tremble, but saints rejoice at God's holiness. As he hates sin, yet freely loves the person of the repentant sinner who believes in Christ, he will make a final separation between the person he loves and the sin he hates, and sanctify his people wholly, body, soul, and spirit.
Ariyo Christianah's Psalms Chapter 97 comment on 1/15/2013, 7:07am...
It shows God in his beauty and the reasons why we must adore Him.
Bill's Psalms Chapter 97 comment on 10/28/2011, 5:35pm...
It shows gods power
Kat Hines's Psalms Chapter 97 comment on 4/16/2011, 12:07am...
This is simply and beautifully said. I find the verse "Clouds and darkness are round about Him; righteousness and judgement are the habitation of His throne." It helps us to realize that we, as Christians, should realize the darkness around us, should understand that there is indeed a fog, or shadow, about our hearts, and that if we follow our God, who has the same clouds around Himself, we will find light and illumination in our own lives. Sinners, which we all are, represent that darkness, but by following God, we can leave the darkness of sin and chaos and enter the world of light and truth.
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