I’m blogging right now about the election, and as Tim Challies said: Your blog sums it up! Robert Earl Keen—A BIGGER PIECE OF SKY, Agnostic, Atheist Votes Matter in November. We may struggle with the uncertainty, but He is always certain and faithful. Psalm 47:8, NASB: "God reigns over the nations, God sits on His holy throne." Theology, Retribution, and the Ways of Peace, 14. It shows the faith and submission of the saints. Neither is he who sits upon it dismayed, or in a dilemma. "God reigns over the nations; God is seated on his holy throne." God reigns over the nations, God sits on His holy throne. Evaluation of the Standard Account and Ongoing Issues, Bible Studies on the Old Testament God « Peace Theology, Christian pacifism as fully compatible with evangelical theology: Reviewing Ron Sider’s recent books on pacifism, Christology: What It is and Why It Matters, Why Am I a Christian? How we understand the meaning of the psalm will be greatly affected by how we understand it in relation to the rest of the Bible. (3) From Sixteenth-Century Anabaptism to Mennonite Church U.S.A. (4) Civilian Public Service and Mennonite Pacifism, (5) Anabaptist Faith and American Democracy, An Anabaptist Vision for the 21st Century—Some Propositions, Grief and critique: A pacifist’s reflections after September 11, 2001. The disciples still preached in the name of Jesus when told not to. Emotions and tension are high on both sides. Neither is he who sits upon it dismayed, or in a dilemma. This doesn’t mean we don’t vote. Use the scale on the left to tell how often the verses below are googled compared to each other. God sits on his holy throne. And while we need it to do what it’s designed for, ultimately our hope is in God. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. But how does this subduing happen? What other throne is like this? Biblical Apocalyptic: What is Being Revealed? . Learn how your comment data is processed. Reflections on Old Testament Prophets (Ezekiel), 12. The great truth that God reigneth in providence is the guarantee that in a gracious gospel sense his promise shall be fulfilled, and his kingdom shall come. God, as Creator, and the God of nature and providence, reigns even over the heathen, and disposeth of them and all their affairs as he pleaseth, … God keeps reminding me that He’s in control. Praise is given to God for victory, perhaps that recorded ( 2 Chronicles 20:20-30 ); and His dominions over all people, Jews and Gentiles, is asserted. Psalm 47:8 (GW) God reigns over the nations; God is seated on His holy throne. God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness - Upon his holy throne, The idea is, that his government is established in holiness or justice. God is king over the nations. Introduction), The Long Shadow: World War II’s Moral Legacy (02. Psalm 47:8 (DBY) God reigneth over the heathen; God sitteth upon the throne of His holiness. throne of … holiness—or, "holy throne" (see on Ps 2:6; Ps 23:4). Psalm 47:8 (ASV) I know God doesn’t always answer prayer the way we think is best, but I am sure hoping He does this time. Psalm 47:8 (GNT) Worship and the prophetic vocation (Isaiah 6:1-8; 12:1-6), 2. God sits on his sacred throne; he rules over the nations. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Information based on Strong's Exhaustive Concordance. Psalm 47:8 (WYC) All you peoples: This is a command to more than Israel or followers of God; it is a command to all … peoples. Psalm 47:8 (HNV) And I will execute great vengeance upon them, love the Lord your God with all your heart, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative, To reign; inceptively, to ascend the throne; causatively, to induct into royalty, Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications, A foreign nation; hence, a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts, Properly, to sit down (specifically as judge. John Howard Yoder: A Faithful Teacher in the Church, Making the penultimate too important often leads to violence, 1. So true! His universal sovereignty now exists, and will be made known. 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I posted yesterday on my Instagram story: “Let’s decide now that whoever wins, let’s remain friends” because I sure don’t want the results to cause even MORE tension between people than there already is. Psalm 47:8 (NKJV) But where does that get them? God sits on his holy throne. When his breath departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish. . My hope is in Him. Both are comforting. We will need to remind ourselves of these truths often this week (this month?). God is the ruler over the nations; God is on the high seat of his holy rule. I wanted to avoid specifics like dealing with the coronavirus—exactly how that plays out with each congregation and individual is between them and the Lord. I’m praying, and I’ve voted. How we ought to long for the day when this truth shall be changed in its aspect, and the rule now unrecognized shall be delighted in! God reigns – and always is moving his plan forward! 2013), 91. So true…our hope is in him especially in these current times. ... Over the "nations;" not over the "heathen" in the sense in which that term is understood now. We’re to be subject to authorities. Wrestling with the Bible and its interpreters, 15. The Rolling Stones—THE BEGGAR’S BANQUET, 58. Psalm 47:8 (MSG) Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. No matter who was in charge of what earthly kingdom, God was always at work, sometimes overtly, sometimes “behind the scenes.” “The Lord has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all” (Psalm 103:19).