This and the six following Psalms were applied by the Jews to the times
of the Messiah. The theme is God's supremacy in creation and
1. God is described as a King entering on His
reign, and, for robes of royalty, investing Himself with the glorious
attributes of His nature. The result of His thus reigning is the
durability of the world.
2-4. His underived power exceeds the most
sublime exhibitions of the most powerful objects in nature (Ps 89:9).
5. While His power inspires dread, His
revealed will should secure our confidence (compare Ps 19:7;
25:10), and thus fear and
love combined, producing all holy emotions, should distinguish the
worship we offer in His house, both earthly and heavenly.