The majesty of God's Kingdom.
Psalms 97:1 The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad. Psalms 97:2 Clouds and darkness surround him: righteousness and judgment [are] the habitation of his throne. Psalms 97:3 A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about. Psalms 97:4 His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled. Psalms 97:5 The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth. Psalms 97:6 The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory.
The Church rejoiceth at God's judgments upon idolaters.
Psalms 97:7 Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols; worship him, all [ye] gods. Psalms 97:8 Zion heard, and was glad; and the daughters of Judah rejoiced because of thy judgments, O LORD. Psalms 97:9 For thou, LORD, [art] high above all the earth: thou art exalted far above all gods.
An exhortation to goodness and gladness.
Psalms 97:10 Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked. Psalms 97:11 Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart. Psalms 97:12 Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.