1 Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
2 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.
3 The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
the God of glory thunders,
the Lord, over many waters.
4 The voice of the Lord is powerful;
the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.
5 The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon.
6 He makes Lebanon to skip like a calf,
and Sirion like a young wild ox.
7 The voice of the Lord flashes forth flames of fire.
8 The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness;
the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
9 The voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth
and strips the forests bare,
and in his temple all cry, “Glory!”
10 The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
the Lord sits enthroned as king forever.
11 May the Lord give strength to his people!
May the Lord bless his people with peace!
Today, I simply want us to read Psalm 29 aloud. What is this writer wanting us to understand here? This Psalm captures the Lord’s beauty and power. The Lord gives us, His sons and daughters, a Spirit of power and love, not of timidity or fear.
Let the words overcome your weary souls this morning to be the fruit and nourishment you need. Take inventory of the things in your life that may be overcoming your mind or physically trapping you. Something about this Psalm tells me that David simply took a moment. He was running and resisting, but in this moment of weakness the Lord captured David’s heart, and he could do nothing else but proclaim God's glory. David became aware of the Lord's power. In this passage, it seems like the Lord gave David new eyes to see and a new song on his mouth to sing. Ask for the eyes to be aware and a heart to be still.
The Lord is powerful. Do you believe that? His voice breaks, flashes, shakes and is full.
Upon reading a commentary over this passage, it was brought to my attention that this song is a sheer praise to the voice of the Lord. In such a beauty the scripture is describing the strength of the storm and sees the voice and power God expressed. In this song, the name of the Lord is repeated and the phrase “the voice of the Lord” was used seven times.
“This psalm has no other elements. It is pure praise. It does not call upon us to do anything because the psalm itself is doing the only thing it is concerned about. It is praising God.” (Boice)
What I want us to do today is declare-
TODAY IS THE DAY THAT THE LORD HAS MADE.
WE WILL HAVE A GOOD DAY.
THE ENEMY IS NOT WELCOME HERE,.
MY HEART MAY BE WEARY BUT JESUS YOU ARE MY POWER AND STRENGTH.
Meditate on His beauty today and let that set you in awe. Give yourself to look at nature in a different light and as you do so, play this song, Bigger Than I Thought.
Photos by Audrey Spiars