“The Lord reigns, He is clothed with majesty;
The Lord is clothed,
He has girded Himself with strength.
Surely the world is established, so that it cannot be moved.
Your throne is established from old;
You are from everlasting.”
Psalm 93:1,2; NKJV
Americans have a hard time thinking of God as “King.” We are used to thinking in terms of freedom, equality and democracy. Our very Declaration of Independence states that governments are instituted “deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” It is no wonder, then, that Americans have a hard time dealing with authority.
We sometimes try to picture God as a warm, fuzzy father figure who is there to comfort and encourage us, who understands that we are “only human,” and who would never think of punishing us. And yet the Bible says that the Lord “reigns” and has a “throne.” People in the…