1 The LORD reigns, let the nations tremble; he sits enthroned between the cherubim, let the earth shake.
2 Great is the LORD in Zion; he is exalted over all the nations.
3 Let them praise your great and awesome name-he is holy.
4 The King is mighty, he loves justice-you have established equity; in Jacob you have done what is just and right.
5 Exalt the LORD our God and worship at his footstool; he is holy.
6 Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel was among those who called on his name; they called on the LORD and he answered them.
7 He spoke to them from the pillar of cloud; they kept his statutes and the decrees he gave them.
8 O LORD our God, you answered them; you were to Israel a forgiving God, though you punished their misdeeds.
9 Exalt the LORD our God and worship at his holy mountain, for the LORD our God is holy.
One of the first areas that we must address in our study of philosophy (the rational investigation of the truths and principles of being, knowledge, or conduct) is to define God. This Psalms gives these attributes of God (our Lord):
- The Lord reigns
- he sits enthroned between cherubim
- he is exalted over all the nations
- his name is great and awesome
- he is holy (use three times in this psalm)
- he is mighty
- he loves justice
- he has established equity
- he answers whose who call on him
- he is the God of Jacob and of Israel
- he spoke to Israel
- he gave them statutes and decrees
- he answers them and forgave them
- he punished their misdeeds
- he is to be exalted and worship.