Psalms 29:1

 

 

The Bible says in Psalms 29:1-2, “Give unto the LORD, O ye mighty, give unto the LORD glory and strength.[2] Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.” This is a Psalm about praising God because of who He is and what He does. These two verses are an exhortation to praise God. When we give the LORD “glory,” we are honoring Him above everyone else. When we give the LORD “strength,” we are both honoring and believing Him for His great strength, and we are offering our very small strength to be used for His glory. Jesus told us that the greatest commandment is: “Love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, all thy soul, all thy mind, and all thy strength.” At the end of verse two we are told to “worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.” God wants us to live holy lives, and we can all improve. And so we want to examine our own lives and find things that we can do or not do so that we can be more holy. If you want to honor God and truly worship Jesus, then you will bring to Him a holier life than you had yesterday.

 

The Bible says in Psalms 29:3-9, “The voice of the LORD is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the LORD is upon 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 breaketh the cedars; yea, the LORD breaketh the cedars of Lebanon.[6] He maketh them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn.[7] The voice of the LORD divideth the flames of fire.[8] The voice of the LORD shaketh the wilderness; the LORD shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh.[9] The voice of the LORD maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth the forests: and in his temple doth every one speak of his glory.” It is noticeable about these verses that six of the seven verses start with the words, “The voice of the LORD.” The main idea is expressed in verse four that says, “The voice of the LORD is powerful.” One of the examples of this power is in verse five that says, “The voice of the LORD breaketh the cedars.” A large and powerful tree can be broken. It can be broken in a storm. On the Gulf Coast of Florida huge pine trees can be broken in half by a thunderstorm, or a tropical storm, or the winds of a hurricane. God brings the storms, and He breaks whom He wants to break. God does everything. He is all-powerful, and He is involved in every deed that is done. As it says in verse nine, God even “maketh the hinds to calve.” When animals have babies, God is there making if happen. That is because God is the author of all life. God destroys, and God creates. God does everything. How does God do all the things that are done? He speaks. In Genesis chapter one God said, “Let there be light, and there was light.” Since Jesus is God the Son, Jesus has this power of words. It says in Matthew 8:8, “The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.” If there is something that you would like the Lord to do for you, all that you need to do is get Jesus to “speak the word only,” and it will happen.

 

God speaks, and He wants us to speak too. What does God want us to say when we speak? Look at the end of verse 9: “in his temple doth every one speak of his glory.” We should speak of how glorious Jesus is and how great of a savior He is. Let me ask you a question: what do you speak about?

 

The Bible says in Psalms 29:10, “The LORD sitteth upon the flood: yea, the LORD sitteth King forever.” The “flood” refers to all the people of the world. Guess who is in control: Jesus. That is why He is called the King of kings. If you are concerned about something regarding the people of the world, such as who are the leaders of an individual country, prayer is the most important thing that you can do to change things. When you pray to the King, He just might grant your request. How long will Jesus be King of kings: “forever.” All of this fighting going on for power, and it is all for nothing. Jesus gives to whom He will, and Jesus takes away from whom He will. Remember the last part of the Lord’s prayer. Jesus told us to pray, “For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen

 

The Bible says in Psalms 29:11, “The Lord will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless His people with peace.” At the Second Coming of Christ His dominion over the earth will be revealed as never before as He rules from Jerusalem from the throne of David. But until that time comes, we have work to do in serving Him. “Occupy, til I come.” How will we have the spiritual strength needed to do the work: “The Lord will give strength unto his people.” And as the storms of life rage around us, what is one ingredient that we need very badly: “peace.” Make sure that you have prayed to Jesus about everything in your life, “and the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7.

 

 

 

 

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