Psalm 99:1-5, 9


The following psalm encapsulates the eternal reign of Jehovah.  His holiness is underscored three times:

 Psalm 99:1-5, 9

The Lord reigns;
Let the peoples tremble!
He dwells between the cherubim;
Let the earth be moved!

The Lord is great in Zion,
And He is high above all the peoples.

Let them praise Your great and awesome name—
He is holy.


Sam Philipe statuary: Ark of the Covenant, Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem in background. Photo by zeevveez Jerusalem, Israel (סם פיליפ – ארון הברית-2) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons – Enhancement: MKM Portfolios

The King’s strength also loves justice;
You have established equity;
You have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.

Exalt the Lord our God,
And worship at His footstool—
He is holy.

Exalt the Lord our God,
And worship at His holy hill;
For the Lord our God is holy.

God’s holiness does not make Him aloof or disconnected from His creation.  God is aware of all that takes place in the universe.  It is significant that God’s holiness requires equity, justice and righteousness on the earth.  Individuals who love and worship the One-true God can choose to demonstrate those same characteristics in their lives and dealings with others.