Series: Psalms: Making the Connections

Psalm 96: Above All

October 02, 2022 | Dr. Gary Hylander
Passage: Psalms 96:1-13

Psalm 96 serves as the hub to nine psalms (Pss 92-100) which emphasize
the fact that the LORD is King (Yahweh Malak), or Yahweh reigns. These
psalms have their rooting in 1 Chronicles 16, which describes the time
when the LORD’s throne was established in Jerusalem, in keeping with the
promise made by God to David about a perpetual kingdom.

In the very heart of these nine psalms is the phrase above all gods
(Pss 95:3; 96:4; and 97:9). This expression is used to describe the LORD’s
supremacy over the false gods of this world. Compare this wording to
1 Chronicles 16:25, where this phrase was first used. Clearly, the emphasis
is upon our LORD’s universal reign. Psalm 96 is a song of praise, structured
around five stanzas, and equips worshipers to declare the LORD’s kingship
over all nations.

As We Worship Our LORD Who Is Over All, Note...

• The First Stanza. (1-3)
• The Second Stanza. (4-6)
• The Third Stanza. (7-9)
• The Fourth Stanza. (10)
• The Fifth Stanza. (11-13)

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