Psalm 97 (Listen)

97:1   The LORD reigns, let the earth rejoice;
    let the many coastlands be glad!
  Clouds and thick darkness are all around him;
    righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
  Fire goes before him
    and burns up his adversaries all around.
  His lightnings light up the world;
    the earth sees and trembles.
  The mountains melt like wax before the LORD,
    before the Lord of all the earth.
  The heavens proclaim his righteousness,
    and all the peoples see his glory.
  All worshipers of images are put to shame,
    who make their boast in worthless idols;
    worship him, all you gods!
  Zion hears and is glad,
    and the daughters of Judah rejoice,
    because of your judgments, O LORD.
  For you, O LORD, are most high over all the earth;
    you are exalted far above all gods.
10   O you who love the LORD, hate evil!
    He preserves the lives of his saints;
    he delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
11   Light is sown for the righteous,
    and joy for the upright in heart.
12   Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous,
    and give thanks to his holy name!


For you, Lord, are the Most High over the whole earth; you are exalted above all the gods. (Psalm 97:9)

God is exalted over everything and everyone, period. We must acknowledge it and participate in exalting Him. We must fight the battle of exalting others – other people, other things, even ourselves, instead of exalting God. How can you exalt the Lord today? 

Pray It: Father, you are so much greater than anything or anyone else. Help me to remember how great you are by praising your name and hating the evil things that oppose you (v.10). Amen.

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