The proud, mighty cedars of Lebanon that have survived for centuries are shattered into pieces at the sound of the voice of the Lord (Ps 29:5).
Pride and chaos may try to drown out God’s voice, but God’s word prevails shattering rocky, stubborn, mountainous pride.
Your skills, your possessions, your money, your accomplishments, whatever you put your trust in, are nothing compared to the mighty power of God’s voice.
All the external things you cling to for your security are as rubbish when compared to the glory of the Lord. Don’t hoard the meager glory and strength that people give you. Turn these over to God, for he is their rightful Lord.
When you admit the frailty of your human efforts you will be set free to be anchored to the true source of strength and peace.
The voice of the Lord causes us to fall on our face before the Lord and to shout “Glory!”
Do you hear the voice of the Lord who sits enthroned in the heavens above the cacophony of sounds clamoring for your attention in our modern, hyper-connected world?
Ascribe to the Lord, you 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 his holiness.
The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
the God of glory thunders,
the Lord thunders over the mighty waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful;
the voice of the Lord is majestic.
The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.
He makes Lebanon leap like a calf,
Sirion like a young wild ox.
The voice of the Lord strikes
with flashes of lightning.
The voice of the Lord shakes the desert;
the Lord shakes the Desert of Kadesh.
The voice of the Lord twists the oaks
and strips the forests bare.
And in his temple all cry, “Glory!”
The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
the Lord is enthroned as King forever.
The Lord gives strength to his people;
the Lord blesses his people with peace.