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The Popular Commentary by Paul E. Kretzmann
Psalms 93

 

 

Verses 1-5

The Eternal Majesty of the Messiah.

Even the Jewish commentators applied this psalm to the times of the Messiah. It is a glorious song of praise to Jehovah, the second person of the Godhead, and to the majesty of His kingdom.

v. 1. The Lord reigneth, He is King from everlasting to everlasting; He is clothed with majesty; according to His human nature He has been clothed with the majesty which was His, according to His divine nature, from eternity. The Lord is clothed with strength, almighty power, wherewith He hath girded Himself, the full possession of omnipotence being imparted to Him, to His humanity, and He, at the same time, girding Himself therewith; the world also is stablished that it cannot be moved. In His state of humiliation Christ did not always and not fully use the divine attributes communicated to Him, but with His exaltation came the establishment of His throne which made Him, true man, the Ruler of the universe, never to be moved from that exalted position.

v. 2. Thy throne is established of old, literally, "from that time," since He was exalted to the right hand of the Father; and at the same time He, according to His divine nature, is from eternity; Thou art from everlasting. The two natures of Christ, the divine and the human, in His work of redemption, in His exaltation, are here referred to.

v. 3. The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the streams of His adversaries have arisen, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves, the enmity of all Christ's opponents being compared to the raging of swollen streams, to the rush of the mighty ocean as it pounds against the shore.

v. 4. The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea, on His height, the undisturbed Ruler, sits Jehovah, Messiah, who reigns forever, in whose eyes the wild efforts of the mightiest enemies are but puny struggles of pygmies; He has them all in derision with their attempts to dethrone Him.

v. 5. Thy testimonies are very sure, altogether trustworthy, they are the sure basis and foundation of the faith and security of the believers, the witness of God's eternal Word, of the Gospel of our salvation, sustains us; holiness becometh Thine house, O Lord, forever, this ornament and glory of Jehovah's house becoming the garment of every believer. Every one who places his trust in Jesus as the promised Messiah, the Redeemer of the world, is cleansed by virtue of the righteousness imparted to him by faith, has received the holiness of the Savior as his own, and stands before the Lord as a perfect child of His good pleasure through all eternity, assured of the fullness of heavenly blessings.

 


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Bibliography Information
Kretzmann, Paul E. Ph. D., D. D. "Commentary on Psalms 93:4". "Kretzmann's Popular Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/kpc/psalms-93.html. 1921-23.

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Monday, November 18th, 2019
the Week of Proper 28 / Ordinary 33
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