Psalms 29

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Psalms 29

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Psalms 29 : The voice of the Lord in the Storm

Psalms 29 interprets God in two aspects. The first part is a description of the voice of the Lord, showing us who God is.

Psalms 29:1 “Ascribe to the Lord, O sons of the mighty, Ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.”

“Regard or respect something as being due to (a cause/source)”

 

David uses the word ascribe, which means to show regard something as due to a cause. I may say I was angry because my children misbehaved. Therefore, David here is showing God in a different way than before.

1) God’s identity is shown through us. He describes us as SONS of the MIGHTY Because, these are no ordinary sons it means that their Lord is no ordinary Lord. OUR IDENTITY was once dead, now we are ALIVE because our SAVIOUR has RISEN.

2) The evidence of God is in his majesty. Because we see GLORY & STRENGTH, it is the image of God himself. Therefore, we regard & we worship him.

3) His holiness means he is God. 1 Peter 1:16 for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” David shows us that only the holiness of God has beauty and majesty. Now as humans when we hear this verse we often make up a standard of holiness and try to keep it however we are reminded that we do not make holiness but we are called INto it. We are called to it for he is the SOURCE & CREATOR of it. David proves God is the source of holiness by saying the voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; The Lord shakes the Wilderness of Kadesh. Psalms 29:8. Kadesh in Hebrew means (sacred) the root of holiness.

Psalms 29 Part 2 Now because we know who God is then we know to hear the voice of God in the STORM

“Because the Storms in our lives can be loud, violent and never-ending. We sometimes forget how majestical God is and think our situations are too big for God to handle.”

Because the Storms in our lives can be loud, violent and never-ending. We sometimes forget how majestical God is and think our situations are too big for God to handle.
We often think, that God does not hear us due to the loud storms but here is David, a man who has been through many storms, “running away from his son, losing his wife and the wives of many men, Saul, pretending to be crazy & being in the middle of the sleeping enemy’s camp” giving us a testimony

Psalms 29:3 “The voice of the Lord is over the waters; The God of glory thunders; The Lord is over many waters. The voice of the Lord is powerful; The voice of the Lord is full of majesty.”

Through anything, God is still over the situations. Isaiah 59:1 Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear. Even though the Storms roar Psalms 29:11 promises that the Lord will give strength to His people; The Lord will bless His people with peace.

May the Lord give you strength and bless you with peace in the storm.

Amen

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