The Lord reigns, let the nations tremble; he sits enthroned between the cherubim, let the earth shake. Great is the Lord in Zion; he is exalted over all the nations. Let them praise your great and awesome name — he is holy.
The King is mighty, he loves justice — you have established equity; in Jacob you have done what is just and right. Exalt the Lord our God and worship at his footstool; he is holy.
Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel was among those who called on his name; they called on the Lord and he answered them. He spoke to them from the pillar of cloud; they kept his statutes and the decrees he gave them.
O Lord our God, you answered them; you were to Israel a forgiving God, though you punished their misdeeds. Exalt the Lord our God and worship at his holy mountain, for the Lord our God is holy.
God will reign in Zion as King over all the nations; he will establish equity through justice. David is remembering how God did what was just and right for Jacob; and how Moses, Aaron, and Samuel called on God. He answered them from the pillar of cloud and forgave Israel, though he punished their misdeeds. Exalt and worship the Lord our God: God is holy, mighty, and worthy of praise.
Father we know that our misdeeds deserve punishment. Thank you that you will forgive when we call to you. We desire to worship you because you are holy and righteous all together. We desire to bring glory and honor to your name. In Jesus’ name. Amen.