Daily Bible Reading Reflections

The 3 Most Important Words You’ll Hear All Day

Today’s Bible reading is Psalm 99.

If you could pick three words–any three words, in any order–what’s the best, most profound, life-giving, hope-sustaining message you could arrange … with just three words?

Any ideas?

Here’s a worthy contender…

The LORD reigns.

They are the opening words of Psalm 99. Just three words, but what other words could possibly be picked and arranged to form a bigger, more important idea for your day?

The LORD reigns. This news is to shape my character, integrity, work-ethic, priorities, and goals. As a foundation, those three words can bear the weight of my salvation, my anxieties, my hope, my marriage, and my home. “The LORD reigns.” This God-breathed message has been preserved for millennia as fuel for worship, perspective, prayer, and endurance, as long as people inhabit this God-given world.

The LORD reigns. Whatever your present circumstances, the LORD reigns. Despite the darkness that has enveloped so many human hearts, the LORD reigns. Nations may rage and peoples may plot, but the LORD reigns. Above every boss, CEO, president, or dictator, the LORD reigns. In spite of every sickness, sorrow, and separation, the LORD reigns. Through every trial, temptation, and tribulation, the LORD reigns. He always has. He presently is. He always will.

The LORD reigns. Just three words, but put together, they are words worth remembering and repeating to ourselves throughout the day.

May we live like we truly believe, the LORD reigns.