"The Lord reigns, he is robed in majesty; the Lord is robed in majesty and is armed with strength." (Psalm 93:1)
Psalm 93 is part of a larger collection of enthronement psalms. At heart, the theological claim is that "the Lord is king" (v. 1). It is a king's duty to provide a just and righteous way that cares for the king's subjects. The Psalm expresses the king's power and sovereignty through remembrance of God's majesty in the past - specifically, in the Israelite slaves being saved through God's parting of the waters. The controlling of the waters in the parting of the sea saved the faithful from an earthly death. And on a cosmic level, God defeats universal chaos, by taming the sea and its monstrous gods.
When we enact justice and righteousness, we bring God's creative intent to our world. When justice and righteousness are enacted by each of us, evil chaos is disrupted on a cosmic level. While evil is all around us, we can trust God because the Lord is robed in majesty and armed in strength. God will arm us with justice and righteousness, so we can take part in God's transformation of the world.
Today, honor God by reading the news with an eye on faith. As you look at the news on TV, online, or in the paper, pray over issues of injustice. For example, pray for the five Israeli people stabbed this weekend. But also pray for the Palestinian people, many of whom mistakenly believe that violence is the proper response to the injustice they experience daily. Then include in your prayer, a moment where you reaffirm your belief in God's power and majesty. Contemplate God's vast, transcendent power, recognizing God's ultimate ability to bring God's divine plan of healing and justice to our lost and broken world. Finally, picture what our world will look like, when God's plan for the peace and justice is realized. Envision Israeli and Palestinian families living and working on the same Kibbutz (Israeli community settlement). With God's power, majesty, and hunger for righteousness, that day will certainly come.