. . . brings joy to my soul

A Pilgrim’s Progress through the Psalms – Psalm 97:8-9

A Pilgrim's Progress

Zion hears and is glad,
      and the daughters of Judah rejoice,
      because of your judgments, O LORD.
For you, O LORD, are most high over all the earth;
      you are exalted far above all gods.
 
Nothing can brighten up the people of the LORD more and make them “jump for joy” than to hear Him pronounce his just decrees (Proverbs 11:10, 29:2). Though the ungodly promote their “gods,” the time will come when the LORD will show that he alone is Supreme and will be decisively and exceedingly exalted over all “gods” (Revelation 11:15-18, 19:1-8).
 
“Behold, He comes—the Judge appears, with all His glories crowned: behold each nation, tribe and tongue, the judgment seat surround. View well the righteous, mark the joy o’er every feature spread; but oh! what pale affrighted looks, bespeak the sinner’s dread. Among the saints…

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