Day 99, Psalm 99

The celebration of God’s presence in the new temple continues in today’s psalm. The psalmist focusses on the sovereignty, majesty, and holiness of the Lord our God. He encourages the people (and us) to look to the Lord with submissive wonder. Remembering all that the Lord has done for his people. His holy presence is in the temple, sitting enthroned above the cherubim.

I pause to imagine what that may have been like. All I have to compare that to is my own experience with the Lord – the times I have felt his presence or seen his mighty work around me. To witness his presence with my nation would be so wonderful and I can’t picture it without wanting to retreat a little and move to the center back of the crowd. This may be the very definition of submissive wonder.

Exalt the LORD our God! Bow low before his feet, for he is holy! Psalm 99:5

See you tomorrow for Psalm 100.

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