In this psalm we learn two essential things about our King. First, He is a "lover of justice," and we should be too. Proverbs 11:6 tells us:
"The godliness of good people rescues them; the ambition of treacherous people traps them."
Second, in this psalm we find God's holiness mentioned four times. The word "holy" mentioned in verse five comes from the Hebrew word qadash, meaning to be clean. In Colossians 1:22 we learn that we have been made holy in Christ!
Let us encourage one another to live a life worthy of our calling!
Lord, help me to be holy as You are holy; to love what is right. God, help me to be just in my judgements, not to show partiality to the rich, successful or powerful. Holy Spirit empower me to be like Jesus!
Holy, Holy, Holy A hymn
1 The LORD is king! Let the nations tremble! He sits on his throne between the cherubim. Let the whole earth quake!
2 The LORD sits in majesty in Jerusalem, [fn] supreme above all the nations.
3 Let them praise your great and awesome name. Your name is holy!
4 Mighty king, lover of justice, you have established fairness. You have acted with justice and righteousness throughout Israel. [fn]
5 Exalt the LORD our God! Bow low before his feet, for he is holy!
6 Moses and Aaron were among his priests; Samuel also called on his name. They cried to the LORD for help, and he answered them.
7 He spoke to them from the pillar of cloud, and they followed the decrees and principles he gave them.
8 O LORD our God, you answered them. You were a forgiving God, but you punished them when they went wrong.
9 Exalt the LORD our God and worship at his holy mountain in Jerusalem, for the LORD our God is holy!