Rejoice: The Lord Reigns

Why are we to rejoice? Why are we to give praise and offer thanksgiving? Verse 1 tells us, because the Lord reigns. No matter how chaotic things appear either through natural disasters or man-made atrocities, God is in control, He is ruling from His throne. This Psalm looks forward to a day when God’s judgments will be meted out. He will do so in righteousness and justice. He reigns, therefore respond by rejoicing.