The majesty of God's Kingdom.
Psalms 97:1 The LORD raigneth, let the earth reioyce: let the multitude of Isles bee glad thereof. Psalms 97:2 Clouds and darkenesse [are] round about him: righteousnesse and iudgement are the habitation of his throne. Psalms 97:3 A fire goeth before him: and burneth vp his enemies round about. Psalms 97:4 His lightnings inlightned the world: the earth sawe, and trembled. Psalms 97:5 The hilles melted like waxe at the presence of the LORD: at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth. Psalms 97:6 The heauens declare his righteousnesse: and all the people see his glory.
The Church rejoiceth at God's judgments upon idolaters.
Psalms 97:7 Confounded be all they that serue grauen images, that boast themselues of idoles: worship him all [yee] gods. Psalms 97:8 Sion heard, and was glad, and the daughters of Iudah reioyced: because of thy iudgements, O LORD. Psalms 97:9 For thou, LORD, [art] high aboue all the earth: thou art exalted farre aboue all gods.
An exhortation to goodness and gladness.
Psalms 97:10 Yee that loue the LORD, hate euil; hee preserueth the soules of his Saints: hee deliuereth them out of the hand of the wicked. Psalms 97:11 Light is sowen for the righteous: and gladnesse for the vpright in heart. Psalms 97:12 Reioyce in the LORD, ye righteous: and giue thanks at the remembrance of his holinesse.