Psalm 99

The LORD is king; let the peoples tremble!

The LORD sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake!

Psalm 99 makes peace with the loss of the Davidic monarchy that occurred during the Babylonian Exile.

Never again will Israel look to a human king for leadership; rather it is Yahweh God, the LORD God alone who is king of all the earth. Israel will forever more acknowledge only THIS Sovereign who sits enthroned above the cherubim.

The cherubim, in this reference, are the angels, the heavenly beings who sit above the Ark of the Covenant and the Mercy Seat. But of course, with the destruction of the Temple, the Ark was lost.

The Ark, the Temple, the monarchy, the city Jerusalem and the promised land were no more and Israel would never fully recover from their Babylonian captivity.

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