Genuine Piety
Psalm 103:19-22
The LORD has prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom rules over all.…

I. It recognizes God as the SUPREME GOVERNOR OF THE UNIVERSE (ver. 19).

1. His government is absolute. His authority is not delegated, it is absolute.

2. His government is universal. "It is in the heavens," over all. As the heavens encompass the earth, His government embraces the universe, over all matter and over all mind, over all loyal citizens and all rebels, all heavens and all hells.


1. It is enthusiastically interested in the universe. "Bless the Lord, ye His angels," etc. "All His hosts," etc. "His ministers," etc. "All His works," etc. " In all places."

2. It is enthusiastically interested in the universe because of its God. Piety is supreme love to God; and hence its supreme desire is that all should love and praise Him. If I love an artist, I am interested in his painting. If I love a father, I am interested in his children. If I love God, I have a deep interest in His universe.

III. Although it gives an enthusiastic interest in the universe, it DOES NOT DEADEN THE SENSE OF INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY. "Bless the Lord, O my soul." Though I may wish the whole creation to praise Him, let me not forget that I am bound to do so for myself.


Parallel Verses
KJV: The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.

WEB: Yahweh has established his throne in the heavens. His kingdom rules over all.

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