The Voice of the Lord

Psalm 29:1–11 (ESV)
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!

A call to worship God, who is powerful and glorious. Over and over again this psalm tells us about the “voice of the Lord”. It is over the waters. The seas may rage and seem loud, but God’s voice thunders over them. His voice is powerful and full of majesty, able to break the majestic trees of Lebanon. His voice is over all, including the wilderness and the animals therein. God is King over all!

The voice of the Lord described in this psalm is the same voice that we are told about in Genesis 1. There, we hear the writer tell us that God spoke all things into existence. Amazing! God spoke and the heavens and earth were created. God spoke and the land and sea were separated. God spoke and humanity came into existence. The voice of the Lord is powerful and majestic. Let us worship our great God and King!

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