God's government is especially exercised in and for His Church, which
should praise Him for His gracious dealings.
1. sitteth … cherubim—(compare
4:4; Ps 80:1).
tremble … be moved—inspired with
fear by His judgments on the wicked.
2. great in Zion—where He dwells (Ps 9:11).
3. thy … name—perfections of
justice, power, &c.
great and terrible name—producing
10:17), and to be praised by
those over whom He is exalted (Ps 97:9).
it is holy—or, "He is holy" (Ps 99:5,
9; Isa 6:3).
4, 5. To His wise and righteous government all
nations should render honor.
king's … judgment—His power is
combined with justice.
he is holy—(compare Ps 22:3).
6-8. The experience of these servants of God
is cited for encouragement.
among … priests, among … upon the
Lord [and] He spake … pillar—may be referred to
all three (compare Ex 18:19; Le 8:15; De 5:5; 1Sa
7. cloudy pillar—the medium of divine
intercourse (Ex 33:9; Nu 12:5). Obedience was united with worship. God
answered them as intercessors for the people, who, though forgiven,
were yet chastened (Ex 32:10, 34).