Reflecting on God’s Word . . .

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!

Reflection . . .

The voice of the Lord . . . is strong and powerful!

The Lord gives His people strength and peace!

The sound of His voice makes things happen, and after several verses of declaring the power and might of the Lord, the only adequate response by all of creation is to cry, “Glory!”

There is a blessing in the final verse, a desire for the Lord to give strength and peace to His people — that is what the Lord does! It’s what He does for those who cry, “Glory!” to the Lord because they are the ones whose hearts have been touched by Him, by His voice.

“Glory!” is the only adequate response to a God so strong and powerful that He blesses His people with strength and peace! Strength and peace is a sign of God living within us!