We will begin this lesson by giving the 99th Psalm in metre.

                   THE PSALMS OF DAVID IN METRE

                             Chapter 99

Verse 1  "THE Lord Jehovah reigns as King, Let all the people quake:
         He sits between the cherubim, Let earth be moved and shake."
Verse 2  "Jehovah is in Zion great, Above all people high; Thy
         fearful, great, and holy name, O let them magnify."
Verse 3  "The King's strength also judgment loves; Thou settlest
         equity: Thou judgment just dost execute In Jacob
Verse 4  "The Lord our God exalt on high, And rev'rently do ye Before
         his footstool worship him: The Holy One is he. "
Verse 5  "Moses and Aaron, with his priests, Samuel, with them that
         call Upon his name: these˙called on God, And he them answered
Verse 6  "Within the pillar of the cloud He unto them did speak: His
         statutes they observed; the laws He gave they did not break."
Verse 7  "O Lord, our God, thou wast a God, Who didst them answer
         send; Though punishing their deeds, to them Thou pardon didst
Verse 8  "Do Ye exalt the Lord our God, And at his holy hill Do ye him
         worship: for the Lord, Our God, is holy still. "

     We will now begin the verse by verse study of the 99th chapter of
Psalms. Psalms 99:1 "The LORD reigneth; let the people tremble: he
sitteth [between] the cherubims; let the earth be moved."

     The subject of this Psalm is the holiness of the reign of the
Lord. The people have always trembled at the presence of the Lord. We
know the fear that gripped their hearts, when God spoke to them from
the mountain, when He spoke the 10 commandments. They asked Moses to
speak to God for them, because of their great fear of God. Saints
tremble in thanksgiving to God.  The worldly are struck with sheer
terror at what they are facing in the judgement. In the tabernacle in
the wilderness, the presence of God was over the mercy seat, between
the cherubims. There is a very similar situation in heaven. The
cherubims cry Holy, Holy, Holy before the Lord day and night. All of
God's creation is moved by His holy Presence.

     Psalms 99:2 "The LORD [is] great in Zion; and he [is] high above
all the people."

     The temple was the favorite place of the Jewish people to go and
commune with the Holy God. Now the place that most Christians go to
commune with Holy God, is the church. Among those who believe, there
is no greater. He is our all in all. He is not only our Saviour and
Lord, but He is our leader, as well. The greatest thoughts we could
have of Him are not really high enough. He should be High and lifted

     Psalms 99:3 "Let them praise thy great and terrible name; [for]
it [is] holy."

     All should praise Him, from the least to the greatest. He is the
Maker of us all. He is the quickening Spirit, which brought us
everlasting life. Acts 4:12 "Neither is there salvation in any other:
for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we
must be saved." The believers know it to be great, above all other
names. We must, also, rejoice in the terribleness of that name to
those who reject Him. We have said all through these lessons, that
there are blessings abundant for those who love Him and keep His
commandments.  There are, also, punishments beyond our comprehension
for those who rebel against the love of God. Those who utterly refuse
Him will be judged guilty of sin, and be thrown into the lake of fire.

     Psalms 99:4 "The king's strength also loveth judgment; thou dost
establish equity, thou executest judgment and righteousness in Jacob."

     We may slip by the judges on this earth, but the righteous Judge,
we can not lie to. He knows even our thoughts. He really wants to save
us all. That is why He has waited so long to bring judgement to the
earth. He wants to save us, but He will not force His will upon us. If
we insist on refusing to follow Him, then we will be judged by the law
and found guilty of sin. The same One who came as Saviour, is the
righteous Judge of all the earth.

     Psalms 99:5 "Exalt ye the LORD our God, and worship at his
footstool; [for] he [is] holy."

     He will not force anyone to worship Him. Those of us who have
chosen to worship Him, should lift Him up to the very highest. We
should fall at His feet in humble adoration of Him. He is our very
Life. God's holiness is the standard of holiness. There is no other
who deserves the cry Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty.

     Psalms 99:6 "Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among
them that call upon his name; they called upon the LORD, and he
answered them."

     It was said of Moses, that he was the humblest man living. Moses
acted as God's connection with the Israelites. Moses led this
rebellious house out of Egypt to the promised land. Aaron was the
first high priest of these people. God spoke to the people through the
high priest. Samuel was a great judge of the people. All three of
these men of God came into the very presence of God and represented
the people to God. Their pleas to God were for the people. God spoke
to the people through these men. These men begged the God of all this
earth to stay His hand of judgement over and over, and God answered
their prayer.

     Psalms 99:7 "He spake unto them in the cloudy pillar: they kept
his testimonies, and the ordinance [that] he gave them."

     They were in the presence of God, but never really saw His face.
The cloud was to protect them from the awesomeness of God. No one
could actually see the face of God and live. The Israelites, as we
said, were a rebellious house and did not obey God, but these 3 men of
God kept God's law. Over and over, it is said of Moses that he did
everything according to what he was shown.

     Psalms 99:8 "Thou answeredst them, O LORD our God: thou wast a
God that forgavest them, though thou tookest vengeance of their

     The inventions above just mean their sins. They imagined them in
their heart, and then they carried them out. God forgave the people
over and over. They murmured and God forgave. Sometimes just before He
forgave them, they felt His punishment. He always came back and
forgave them, after the prayers of Moses.

     Psalms 99:9 "Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at his holy
hill; for the LORD our God [is] holy."

     Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised. Worship Father, Son
and Holy Ghost. LORD above is Jehovah. His holy hill, in the physical,
is in Jerusalem. His holy hill, in the spiritual, is wherever His
followers are. The tabernacle of God is with men. Not only is it with
men, but within, as well. Possibly, what is intended by his holy hill
for the believers, is the house of worship where we go to fellowship
with God.  Never stop worshipping Him, for He is HOLY.

     We will now continue this lesson with chapter 100 of the Psalms
in metre.

                             Chapter 100

Verse 1  "ALL people that dwell on the earth, Your songs to Jehovah
         now raise; O worship Jehovah with mirth, Approach him with
         anthems of praise."
Verse 2  "Know ye that Jehovah is God, Our sov'reign and Maker is he;
         His people who bow to his rod, And sheep of his pasture are
Verse 3  "O enter his temple with praise, His portals with thankful
         acclaim; Your voices in thanksgiving raise, And bless ye his
         glorious name."
Verse 4  "For good is Jehovah the Lord, His mercy to us never ends;
         His faithfulness true to his word, Through ages unending

     We will now begin the verse by verse study of the 100th Psalm.
Psalms 100:1 "{A Psalm of praise.} Make a joyful noise unto the LORD,
all ye lands."

     This Psalm is a call to praise. This call is to all the nations.
God hears the praise of the Negroid, the Caucasion, and the Oriental
with the same regularity. We are all His children, and He hears our
praise.  We are told in the Scriptures, that He actually inhabits the
praises of all His people. Psalms 22:3 "But thou [art] holy, [O thou]
that inhabitest the praises of Israel."  Israel is all of the children
of God, Jew and Gentile.

     Psalms 100:2 "Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his
presence with singing."

     If we do not truly enjoy serving God, we are not right with God.
It should be a joyful thing to go to church and fellowship with God.
One of the things that I believe has turned the world off to
Christianity, is that we do not show them the joy in worshipping. We
should even enter the church singing praises to our God. If we truly
are the bride of Christ, should we not sing the praises of the Groom?

     Psalms 100:3 "Know ye that the LORD he [is] God: [it is] he
[that] hath made us, and not we ourselves; [we are] his people, and
the sheep of his pasture."

     There should never be a question in our mind to who God is, or
why we worship Him. We are His creation and owe our very existence to
Him. Read the 23rd Psalm again, and see the glorious provision the
great Shepherd has made for His sheep.

     Psalms 100:4 "Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, [and] into
his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, [and] bless his name."

     The Jewish people did enter the gates on their way to the temple
and entered His courts with praise on their lips. This goes much
further than that to the believers now. We should never go to church
grouchy and finding fault with everyone and everything. Have a joyful
heart ready to worship Him who saved us. Show your thanks by the
sacrifice of praise flowing from your lips, coming from a thankful

     Psalms 100:5 "For the LORD [is] good; his mercy [is] everlasting;
and his truth [endureth] to all generations."

     The Bible is just as current today as it was 2 thousand years
ago. The Bible, like God's truth, is for every generation that lives
upon the earth. His Truth shall never stop. Jesus provided salvation
to all generations in His one sacrifice of Himself upon the cross. He
is good. He will always be good. There is no good, but God. Praise God
from whom all blessings flow. Praise Him all creatures here below.
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

                             Questions 98

1.  The Lord reigneth, let the people __________.
2.  He sitteth between the ___________.
3.  What is the subject of the 99th Psalm?
4.  When were the Israelites gripped with fear in the wilderness?
5.  Who did they ask to represent them before God?
6.  The Lord is great in ______.
7.  Where is the place most Christians commune with God?
8.  What is He, besides our Saviour and Lord?
9.  Let them praise thy great and terrible _______.
10. Quote Acts chapter 4 verse 12. What will happen to those who
    utterly refuse Him?
11. Why has He waited so long to judge the world?
12. We are to worship at His __________.
13. Why should we worship Him?
14. What 3 men of God represented their people to God?
15. Their pleas to God were for the _________.
16. Did God answer their prayers?
17. He spoke unto them in the _________ _______.
18. What was the cloud for?
19. Who kept God's law?
20. What does the word inventions, in verse 8, mean?
21. Sometimes, just before He forgave them, what did He do?
22. Worship _______, ____, and _____ ____.
23. Where is His holy hill for the believers?
24. Make a _______ noise unto the Lord.
25. What is the 100th Psalm?
26. Quote Psalms chapter 22 verse 3.
27. Who is Israel?
28. Serve the Lord with ___________.
29. Quote Psalms chapter 100 verse 3.
30. Enter into His gates with ______________.
31. His mercy is ____________.
32. Who did Jesus provide salvation for?