Day 37: Psalm 93

The Lord reigns, he is robed in majesty;
the Lord is robed in majesty and armed with strength;
indeed, the world is established, firm and secure.
Your throne was established long ago;
you are from all eternity.

The seas have lifted up, Lord,
the seas have lifted up their voice;
the seas have lifted up their pounding waves.
Mightier than the thunder of the great waters,
mightier than the breakers of the sea—
the Lord on high is mighty.

Your statutes, Lord, stand firm;
holiness adorns your house
for endless days.

Throughout the scriptures water is often used as a thematic metaphor for chaos. It is the dwelling place of the demonic and is representative of a lack of order and control. This is the case in the creation story as the “Spirit of God was hovering over the waters” and God creates order from the chaos. It is displayed as God uses Moses to part the Red Sea and the power of God’s order cuts through and triumphs over the chaos that is the sea, delivering Israel from the hands of Egypt. In the New Testament Jesus treads upon the choppy waters of the sea, exhibiting mastery over the chaos. And here the Psalm writer asserts that the waters are great. The flood has lifted up and is roaring. The waters are powerful. Yet more majestic and powerful is the Lord.

Wes Reece | Associate Worship Pastor

Amy Tabler