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Verse of the Day (August 8, 2020)

Verse of the Day (August 8, 2020) #BMSeminary – The unique aspect of praise highlighted in this psalm is that praise is related to the kingdom of the Lord. Though the psalm begins with the normal call to praise (vv. 1–3), the cause for praise (vv. 4–9) is quite unexpected: it is because the Lord intends to establish His kingdom on the earth. This kingdom involves both the glorification of the righteous (vv. 4–6) and the judgment of the wicked (vv. 7–9). This aspect of judgment is apparently to be carried out by the righteous (vv. 6–9). This passage should be taken in a prophetic sense to refer to the time when God will in fact establish His kingdom on the earth with His glorified saints right behind Him (Rev. 19:11–21). Even in this age of grace, believers are instructed to pray “Thy kingdom come” (Matt. 6:10), a petition that includes not only the glorification of the righteous but the destruction of the wicked. [KJV Study Bible, HarperCollins]

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