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King of the Universe

October 26, 2018
By Martin Luther

The LORD reigns, let the earth rejoice!

PSALM 97:1


King of the Universe

This is the truest joy. Who would not rejoice over the fact that the tyrant has been cast out and the legitimate heir and lord reigns over him? This means: "Indeed, these are Thy judgments, O Lord, on account of which the daughters of Judah have rejoiced, that 'now is the judgment of the world; now shall the prince of this world be cast out' (John 12:31), and the Savior of the world reigns over us."

From First Lectures on the Psalms, on Psalm 97 (Luther's Works 11:267)

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