Psalm 29:1-11 NIV 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.
The Glory Due God’s Name
Psalm 29 calls upon the “heavenly beings” (presumably angels) to acknowledge and attest to the awesomeness of God.
David declared that the Lord is worthy of praise because of his power and majesty. There is no other god is like him. In describing God’s glory the psalmist talks about His attributes and actions. He talks about the voice of God seven times throughout the psalm. He proclaims God’s omnipotence who created the great flood and who is also King of the world . He alone is able to give His people strength and peace.
The New Testament paints a similar picture of Jesus commanding angels and receiving honor and glory and power.
Matthew 24:31 NIV And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.
Revelation 5:13 NIV Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying: “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!”
Jesus is the one to whom the final glory is given as he is seated at God’s “right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion”
Ephesians 1:20-21 NIV he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.
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Donald Jacobs is an ordained minister with the spiritual gift of teaching. He is the Associate Pastor of a non-denominational church in Los Angeles, CA.