What Does Psalm 103:19 Mean?

The LORD has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all.

Psalm 103:19(ESV)

Verse Thoughts

The Lord God Almighty is great and highly to be praised, and despite the vain attempts and aspirations of foolish men and fallen angels, the everlasting throne of the eternal God is without comparison. It is firmly fixed in heavenly places and cannot be moved.

God is His own designer, and He is the great master-builder Who laid both the foundation of the earth and the capstone of His heavenly seat, which is established both now and forevermore, for His praise and His glory.

Not only did the Lord set the mountains in place and fixed the foundation of the world so fast they cannot be moved, but He also gave us a new birth by the message of truth so that we would be the firstfruits of His new creation - His blood-bought children, heirs of His promise, and joint-heirs with Christ.

The throne of God is underpinned by righteousness and His seat is woven together through His loving-kindness and tender-mercy. The sovereign power of His kingdom is a royal throne of glory, a regal throne of grace, a kingly throne of government, and an excellent throne of glory that displays His Majesty throughout the heavens.

It is David who celebrated the heavenly rule of Almighty God over the kingdom of men with this challenging and enthralling Psalm, and it is he whose words challenge satanic principalities and powers in high places, by proclaiming, "The LORD has established His throne in the heavens, and His kingdom rules over all."

David's hope is in the Lord his God and this magnificent truth is a celebration of God's almighty power to save and His faithfulness to deliver the people of His pasture. These striking words express the great confidence David has in His sovereign Lord and articulates the sure trust he has in His covenant promises.

His is a throne that pours out blessings in superabundance on all the children of men. His is a throne that will establish the earthly rule of Israel as head of the nations and not the tail. His is a throne that puts down the mighty from their seat and lifts up those that are humble and meek, and today there is a man in heaven called Jesus, Who is seated "at the right hand of the Majesty on high," Who loves us, and is interceding for all who have placed their trust in His redeeming blood.

One day, as God has ordained, the Man, Christ Jesus, will be seated on His Great White Throne to judge the wicked and the dead - but those that are His chosen Bride, by faith in Christ, will be seated with Him on the throne of the Lamb, showing forth His excellent grace to principalities and powers in the ages to come.

Today and every day may we unite our hearts and voices in prayer and praise to our good and gracious God Who has established His throne in the heavens and Whose kingdom rules over all.

Praise, my soul, the King of heaven;
to his feet your tribute bring.
Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,
evermore his praises sing.
Alleluia, alleluia!
Praise the everlasting King!

Praise him for his grace and favour
to his people in distress.
Praise him, still the same as ever,
slow to chide, and swift to bless.
Alleluia, alleluia!
Glorious in his faithfulness!

Fatherlike he tends and spares us;
well, our feeble frame he knows.
In his hand he gently bears us,
rescues us from all our foes.
Alleluia, alleluia!
Widely yet his mercy flows!

Angels, help us to adore him;
you behold him face to face.
Sun and moon, bow down before him,
dwellers all in time and space.
Alleluia, alleluia!
Praise with us the God of grace!

My Prayer

Praise Your name for Your wonderful wisdom and strength, and thank You, Lord, that Your throne of government and grace is securely established and will stand fast forevermore. I know that Christ is soon coming back to take us to be with Himself. Help me today, to live my life in such a way as is pleasing to You, knowing that as Your child I am witness to Your glory, Your grace, and Your kingdom. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.

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