1 In gods' assembly God doth stand;
Messiah the true Judge of a misgoverned world
This specifically is directed to those who are in authority in this world. The use of the word ‘gods’ pertains to magistrates and those who bear the sword of rule and justice. Prophetically, it looks especially to the time when Christ reproved the Jewish rulers of His day in John 10:34,35. There are clear principles of government laid down in this psalm, but the Jews had neglected such. Justice was perverted, the poor and needy neglected, and the unscrupulous used these unfortunates for their own ends. Although this happened for a season, God would not be mocked, for they would be held accountable. These civil and ecclesiastical powers are ordained by God, and are His ministers, writes Paul, but they will answer ultimately to Him for their stewardship.