Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings,
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.
The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
the God of glory thunders,
the Lord, over many waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful;
the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.
The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon.
He makes Lebanon to skip like a calf,
and Sirion like a young wild ox.
The voice of the Lord flashes forth flames of fire.
The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness;
the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
The voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth
and strips the forests bare,
and in his temple all cry, “Glory!”
The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
the Lord sits enthroned as king forever.
May the Lord give strength to his people!
May the Lord bless his people with peace!
Kind of a fake-out blog–it’s just the Bible this time. I’m intentionally not going to comment on it except to say:
- Read it a few times through and note which phrases or thoughts are repeated or highlighted.
- Read it again and note the differences between the lines.
- Ask questions like, “What is the prayer to the Lord?” or “What is the command to the people?” and “On what basis does the Psalmist tell the people to do these things?”
- Before all of these things, though, pray that the Spirit would illumine the text for you.
I pray the Lord’s strong voice speaks to you in this morning through his Word.
Soli Deo Gloria