The Lord is king; let the peoples tremble! He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake!
The Lord is great in Zion; he is exalted over all the peoples.
Let them praise your great and awesome name. Holy is he!
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I have read these verses multiple times now and they fall flat. We live in a time when leadership is more complex. Our monarchies of the world are empty of power. Our legislative bodies are weakened by discord. Kings don't impress us, at least, not for long. God knows that about us. Even as the psalmist was crafting this psalm, God was expecting that leadership on his part would mean some serious Management-By-Walking-Around. The king the world needs has come. He is so close that if we noticed, our hands might shake, our knees might buckle.
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Whoa, Lord, I didn't see you standing there! Amen.