Sunday, October 31, 2010
Psalms 29 KJV
(1) 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.
(3) 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.
(10) The LORD sitteth upon the flood; yea, the LORD sitteth King for ever.
(11) The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.
Consider for a moment what we must give to the Lord when we understand what is due His name. What can we offer to He who spoke the universe into existence. Spoke!! No waving of wands, clapping of hands, simply, “And God said …”
What have you done with your voice recently? Have you spoke His name in prayer? Have you spoken His name in thanksgiving? Has His name even passed through your lips? Or, as so often, has His name been spoken in vain?
Oh, yes, The voice of the LORD is powerful. So, what do we give in return? Another Psalms tells gives a clue:
Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. (Psalms 37:4 KJV)
Wow – he promises to give us the desires of our hearts! Wait one moment. Go back to the verse just before that:
Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. (Psalms 37:3 KJV)
Now we have more of the puzzle – Trust in the Lord, do good (that’s all tied in with those Ten Commandments, remember?) and delight in Him. Is that so much to ask for the Lord who sitteth King for ever?
I think not. His word also provides the conclusion regarding the duty of His creation.
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil. (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 KJV)
I am prepared to stand before in for judgment, knowing my shortcomings (to my shame) and His mercy (to His power and glory.)