Reflecting on God’s Word . . .

Psalm 29:1-2 NLT
[1] Honor the LORD, you heavenly beings; honor the LORD for his glory and strength.

[2] Honor the LORD for the glory of his name. Worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness.

Reflection . . .

These two opening verses of Psalm 29 are a call to worship. They call us to honour the Lord for His own glory. In other words, we are to worship the Lord, living in such a way that all honour and glory is directed toward Him. Why? Because He is holy and all strength and glory belong to Him.

Verses 3-9 describe the power of the Lord in that of a thunderstorm, the strength and awesomeness of that kind of experience. It can be very scary, but powerful and majestic too!

Psalm 29:3-9 NLT
[3] The voice of the LORD echoes above the sea. The God of glory thunders. The LORD thunders over the mighty sea.

[4] The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is majestic.

[5] The voice of the LORD splits the mighty cedars; the LORD shatters the cedars of Lebanon.

[6] He makes Lebanon’s mountains skip like a calf; he makes Mount Hermon leap like a young wild ox.

[7] The voice of the LORD strikes with bolts of lightning.

[8] The voice of the LORD makes the barren wilderness quake; the LORD shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.

[9] The voice of the LORD twists mighty oaks and strips the forests bare. In his Temple everyone shouts, “Glory!”

What is the response to all this power? “Glory!” We are to give Him glory because He is powerful. It creates in us a response of reverence, awe, and honour for His greatness. The Lord is great, we just need to get close enough to Him to see and experience just how great He is.