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! – Psalm 29:1-11 (ESV)
Allen P. Ross writes:
Since the psalm provides the lesson for us in the last verse, the direction of [our explanation] is clear: God displays His majestic power and perfect peace n nature and makes them available to His people, who with the angels in heaven should praise Him and worship Him in holiness. The content of the psalm gives us the full illustration of what that power can do, and how calming that peace is; and the call to praise in the first part of the psalm, although addressed to angels, provides guidance for all God’s creation to ascribe to him the glory due His name. That ascription of praise is to come from those who are spiritually prepared to enter into His holy presence. … The Apostle Paul told the Philippian church that he had removed everything that was in the way of knowing Christ and the power of the resurrection (Phil. 3:1-11). Arrayed in holiness the saints on earth join the company of angels and archangels in heaven to offer endless praise to the One who is worthy to receive praise, for by His powerful word He not only created everything but sustains its (Heb 1:3).
MEMORY WORK – Shorter Catechism Q/A 1
Q. 1. What is the chief end of man?
A. Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.