Your testimonies are very sure: holiness becomes your house, O LORD, for ever.
The word "house" has been taken to mean God's earthly temple. And some writers can see an allusion to the newly built temple of Zerubbabel. But it is better to regard the term "house" in the light of the psalm; and then it evidently means this world of created things and created beings, which God controls and rules. The psalm deals with the Kingship of God; his absolute power and authority in his world; and this last clause seems designed to meet the question which is at once called forth by the comparison of Jehovah with earthly kings. It would be an awful thing if we could know nothing of the character of the Being set in rule over us, who has such absolute, such irresistible, power. Our God may have it; for he is "holy in all his ways, and righteous in all his works."
I. HOLINESS RULES ACCORDING TO THE PERFECT STANDARD.
II. HOLINESS WORKS TOWARDS THE HIGHEST ENDS.
III. HOLINESS IS CONSISTENT WITH NEEDFUL SEVERITIES.
IV. HOLINESS INCLUDES PATIENT CONSIDERATIONS. The rule of God can therefore be fully acquiesced in. Infinite goodness unites with infinite wisdom; these combine with infinite power; and all are toned by the infinite righteousness, which proves to be the infinite charity. Men may say rejoicingly, "The Lord God omnipotent reigneth," because they may be quite sure that "holiness characterizes his rule." - R.T.
Parallel VersesKJV: Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness becometh thine house, O LORD, for ever.