Psalm 99

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 ans 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 statues 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 our God is holy.

A Thought

As we read the scriptures, we are constantly reminded that our God is holy and worthy of all praise. This Psalm was probably sang with reverence to God reminding each generation of the glory and justice that God had shown to their forefathers before them. This was also a reminder that God is a forgiving God, although God will punish their misdeeds. Exalt the Lord in worship. God is holy.

Our Prayer

Father thank you that you are a forgiving God to all generations. Forgive us when we fail to worship you in your holiness. Help us to keep your statues and decrees with your praise in our heart and on our lips. You are holy; we love and worship you. You are the only hope for all generations. In Jesus’ name, amen.