Psalm 29

A Psalm of David.

1 Give unto the LORD, O you mighty ones, give unto the LORD glory and strength.

2 Give unto the LORD the glory due to His name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.

3 The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders; the LORD is 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, yes, the LORD splinters the cedars of Lebanon.

6 He makes them also skip like a calf, Lebanon and Sirion like a young wild ox.

7 The voice of the LORD divides the 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 everyone says, “Glory!”

10 The LORD sat enthroned at the Flood, and the LORD sits as King forever.

11 The LORD will give strength to His people; the LORD will bless His people with peace.

 

For this psalm I’d like to revisit my thoughts from Psalm 19.  Constantly being referenced in this psalm over and over is the voice of the Lord.  Now instead of just the Word of God, we have now included His voice, which gives us the Spoken Word of God.  Here in Psalm 29 we learn about the power of the spoken word.  After all, in the beginning God didn’t write, “Let there be Light.”  He didn’t text it, He didn’t blog it, He said it.  On the cross, Jesus didn’t update His facebook status that “It is finished”, He spoke it.  Even among us non-divine beings, a word spoken out loud has considerably more of an impact than when it is simply read.  Speaking it give it power, fills it with emotion, makes it come alive.  When you read the Bible, whenever possible consider reading it out loud and let the weight of it impact your spirit, for the Word of God is a sword and as a soldier you need to become accustomed to the heft of your weapon before you need to wield it in battle.  Am I being overly dramatic about this, maybe, but humor me and try this. Go back read this Psalm out loud and where ever you read “the Voice of the Lord”, substitute “the spoken Word of the Lord”, and you will feel the weight of it.

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