1 The Lord reigns, let the earth rejoice!


6 The heavens proclaim his righteousness,

and all the peoples see his glory.

7 All worshipers of images are put to shame,

who make their boast in worthless idols;

worship him, all you gods!


8 Zion hears and is glad,

and the daughters of Judah rejoice,

because of your judgments, O Lord.

9 For you, O Lord, are most high over all the earth;

you are exalted far above all gods.


10 He preserves the lives of his saints

12 Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous




God is sovereign over all of creation including all people and their idols.

And his sovereignty is righteous and glorious.

And it is because of this that we should be glad and rejoicing in who God is.

Only He is exalted and over all.




I can logically and reasonably see God as above all things and sovereign over all creation and judgement and decisions and actions and every speck of the entire universe.


I can make sense of this by realizing God, and only God, is truly God.


The questions this morning for me is …

Do I rejoice in this?!

Does it make me glad?!


Does it please me that God can do as he pleases?


This is what it means to truly worship the sovereign God.


I can trust him and sing to him and know he has the whole world in his hand ….


Does this make me glad?! … Do I rejoice in this?


I better … because anything else ultimately brings as the psalmist says … “shame”.

If I don’t realize it today .. I will, like all others on earth … eventually realize it.


I must rejoice not just because of the righteousness and justice and holiness of God,

But because it is only He that “preserves my very life”!



Thank you, God, for your sovereignty

That you are king, and you reign

Help me rejoice in this

Help me see that it is this that actually brings peace

I do not have to find joy in only creation but the creator Himself

In Jesus name