Today’s Psalm is short, so I thought I’d include it in its entirety:
1 A psalm of David. Give honor to the LORD, you angels; give honor to the LORD for his glory and strength. 2 Give honor to the LORD for the glory of his name. Worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness. 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 full of majesty. 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 and Mount Hermon to leap like a young bull. 7 The voice of the LORD strikes with lightning bolts. 8 The voice of the LORD makes the desert quake; the LORD shakes the desert of Kadesh. 9 The voice of the LORD twists mighty oaks and strips the forests bare. In his Temple everyone shouts, “Glory!” 10 The LORD rules over the floodwaters. The LORD reigns as king forever. 11 The LORD gives his people strength. The LORD blesses them with peace.
Reading this made my heart leap. I was really taken in and started to worship Him. But, as I read it again, I wondered how it might feel for a person who is not a child of God. Look at some of the descriptors by themselves:
- The voice of the LORD echoes above the sea
- The God of glory thunders
- The voice of the LORD splits the mighty cedars
- The LORD shatters the cedars of Lebanon
- The voice of the LORD strikes with lightning bolts
- The voice of the LORD makes the desert quake
- The voice of the LORD twists mighty oaks and strips the forests bare
How frightening is that? And, what’s with the mountains dancing like young bulls?
How good to know God and know this kind of power is for us, not against us!
I worship Your majesty, Lord! You are a great God!