Psalm 97: the power and dominion of God
Although the greatness and omnipotence of God are constantly spoken of, the human being is far from understanding this reality. Psalm 97 is a prayer where the author not only speaks of God coming to us to make an egalitarian judgment but also speaks of a change in the structure of humanity, where all creatures will have a new balance to participate in the reign of God and all its advantages.
On this occasion, we will tell you how to apply this Psalm to your daily life.
The power and dominion of God reflected in Psalm 97
Psalm 97 is a kind of metaphor where the psalmist describes the way God will reach our dimension, wrapped in various clouds and in a kind of mist where His Majesty will be seen. Similarly, it will leave a trail of fire in its path: a natural reaction to having contact with its power.
We know that fire has characteristics of purification, therefore, the fire of God will eliminate everything that has no purity of our earth and will prevent us from being contaminated with any negative energy.
Fire is also used to push back the enemies of God and His children. No one can be an opponent before the powerful sign of His greatness.
Those who did not maintain their fidelity to God will be afraid when the day of judgment arrives, and that fear will be spread to any place where it is evil.
Despite what they have told us since childhood about the final judgment, that day there will be no fear in the world, because the gaze of God will fall on all nations and His arrival will not be the beginning of a disaster or catastrophe, nor even the beginning of a natural disaster as they told us, but quite the opposite.
Psalm 97 speaks of the time of greatest justice in the history of mankind when the judgment comes. Heaven will shudder to announce the good news, while on earth the people of God will gather to assist in gigantic manifestation to the glory of God.
When God arrived, many earthly things will be eliminated, but humanity will not be eliminated. Only those things that tried to destroy the children of God, among which idolatry to all false gods, will be eliminated.
This psalm serves as a reflection on the greatness of our Creator and can be applied in your daily prayers of thanksgiving, while lighting a white candle, as a symbol of God’s purifying fire.
1 The Lord reigns, let the earth be glad;
let the distant shores rejoice.
2 Clouds and thick darkness surround him;
righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
3 Fire goes before him
and consumes his foes on every side.
4 His lightning lights up the world;
the earth sees and trembles.
5 The mountains melt like wax before the Lord,
before the Lord of all the earth.
6 The heavens proclaim his righteousness,
and all peoples see his glory.
7 All who worship images are put to shame,
those who boast in idols—
worship him, all you gods!
8 Zion hears and rejoices
and the villages of Judah are glad
because of your judgments, Lord.
9 For you, Lord, are the Most High over all the earth;
you are exalted far above all gods.
10 Let those who love the Lord hate evil,
for he guards the lives of his faithful ones
and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
11 Light shines on the righteous
and joy on the upright in heart.
12 Rejoice in the Lord, you who are righteous,
and praise his holy name.
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