Psalm 99 sets the stage with a declaration of God's kingship and the impact it has on the peoples and the earth. The psalm is filled with a sense of awe and reverence for God's holiness and justice. It implores the listener to "exalt the Lord our God and worship at his footstool," painting a vivid picture of a God who sits enthroned between the cherubim. The narrative also brings historical context, mentioning Moses, Aaron, and Samuel as examples of those who called on God and were answered. Their experiences serve as testimonies to God's faithfulness and his propensity for justice. The psalm closes by reiterating the core message: God is holy, and therefore worthy of our worship and obedience. Psalm 99 compels us to both internalize and externalize our reverence for the Almighty, acknowledging His supreme authority over all.

Psalm 99

1  The LORD reigneth; let the people tremble: he sitteth between the cherubims; let the earth be moved.

2  The LORD is great in Zion; and he is high above all the people.

3  Let them praise thy great and terrible name; for it is holy.

4  The king's strength also loveth judgment; thou dost establish equity, thou executest judgment and righteousness in Jacob.

5  Exalt ye the LORD our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy.

6  Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among them that call upon his name; they called upon the LORD, and he answered them.

7  He spake unto them in the cloudy pillar: they kept his testimonies, and the ordinance that he gave them.

8  Thou answeredst them, O LORD our God: thou wast a God that forgavest them, though thou tookest vengeance of their inventions.

9  Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at his holy hill; for the LORD our God is holy.

End of Psalm 99

1 Year Plan:  Aug 29 - Ecc 4, Ecc 5,  Ps 99, Ps 100

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