Psa. 93:1 The LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved.
The LORD is reference to the Hebrew YHWH, the eternal, self-existent Supreme Being, and the psalmist is declaring the truth that He alone occupies the throne of authority. He is the King of kings.
The phrase “he is clothed with majesty” to me is a reference to His character and attributes, all of which speak of excellence and authority and inspire awe and reverence. The Hebrew for strength made reference to “force, security, majesty and praise.” Everything about Him inspires confidence and trust and is deserving of praise. Point is made that it is YHWH that has clothed Himself; His clothing, His character, is part of Who He Is.
The world is a reference to the earth and its inhabitants. God is the Creator of heaven and earth; He is the one through whom all things are held together. He has fixed the position of the earth, and no created thing or being can move it. In fact, it is positioned as the footstool to His throne.
Is. 66:1 Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool….
The only one with authority to change its position is the Creator Himself.
Psa. 93:2 Thy throne is established of old: thou art from everlasting.
From man’s viewpoint God’s throne was established, firmly fixed from old; the Hebrew includes from the beginning. The person of God, however, is from everlasting—outside of time, without beginning or end, and (my personal favorite) time out of mind (past or future). The throne wasn’t necessary until He decided to create.
Psa. 93:3 The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves.
Psa. 93:4 The LORD on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.
The Hebrew for floods is a reference to the rivers and seas. The waves are the recognized voice of the waters. The crashing of the waves on the seashore is a powerful sound and possesses great power. The greater the waves, the greater their sound and power. The tsunami of December 2004 was a great example of that power. The psalmist declares that YHWH has a voice of greater might and power than those awesome waves.
Psa. 93:5 Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness becometh thine house, O LORD, for ever.
Testimony is a reference to witness given and “declaration or affirmation made for the purpose of establishing or proving some fact” (according to Webster). God has given powerful testimony or witness to the surety of His Word. He has declared things in advance and proven the truth of those declarations through future action. In fact, He declares that this ability is what sets Him apart as God, the One and Only.
Is. 48:1 Hear ye this, O house of Jacob, which are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah, which swear by the name of the LORD, and make mention of the God of Israel, but not in truth, nor in righteousness.
Is. 48:2 For they call themselves of the holy city, and stay themselves upon the God of Israel; The LORD of hosts is his name.
Is. 48:3 I have declared the former things from the beginning; and they went forth out of my mouth, and I shewed them; I did them suddenly, and they came to pass.
Is. 48:4 Because I knew that thou art obstinate, and thy neck is an iron sinew, and thy brow brass;
Is. 48:5 I have even from the beginning declared it to thee; before it came to pass I shewed it thee: lest thou shouldest say, Mine idol hath done them, and my graven image, and my molten image, hath commanded them.
Holiness is a reference to that which is clean and pure. The Hebrew for house gives reference to the family. God’s family is holy; He ensures that by imputing His righteousness to those who have faith in Him.
2Cor. 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
The sacrifice of Jesus made this righteousness available to every person of faith since Adam.
Rom. 3:22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
Becometh makes reference to that which is suitable or worthy of the circumstances—living in the presence of God.
Point is made that God’s family is an eternal family. It’s beyond my real comprehension. I can only think of it as time without end. It’s a family that will be unified in love and pure of heart without jealousy. I can’t wait!!