King Over All the Earth
Psalm 47 is attributed to the sons of Korah. Whoever wrote this psalm must have been in a pretty good mood! This psalm is full of positive words about God being the ruler of all the earth. The psalm begins like this: Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout to God with the voice of triumph! 2 For the Lord Most High is awesome; He is a great King over all the earth. 3 He will subdue the peoples under us, And the nations under our feet. 4 He will choose our inheritance for us, The excellence of Jacob whom He loves. The writer refers to God as “awesome” and a “great King”. The rest of the psalm has the same tone. It is an expression of God’s majesty and power over the earth that He created. Sometimes when we read too much news we are tempted to think that things are out of control. There are a lot of problems in this world but none of them are outside of God’s control. God still has a plan and His plan is unfolding each and every day. We can be confident of that…and excited about it!