Psalm 29:2 “Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name;”
[You, Lord God, deserve all glory, all honor, all praise, all worship, all adoration, for you are the glorious and powerful One, the perfect One, the pure One–the only good God.
Glory flows from you as light flows from the sun. In giving you worship and honor we are simply reflecting your glory back to you as the moon reflects sun’s shine, illuminating the darkness of the night.]
“worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness.”
[You, Lord, are glowing in your perfection, shining in your purity, radiant in your otherness, enlightening in your difference from any of your creatures, for you are the Creator of all. You are the Initiator of time, the Sustainer of history, the Terminator of time, the Savior of all and the Shepherd of those who choose to believe.
Therefore, since you are marvelously worthy, we bow before you in admiration, we fall on our faces in worship, we raise our hands in praise, we lift up your Name in awe. We give you honor, glory and exaltation, for you are splendid.
Psalm 29:3 “The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the LORD thunders over the mighty waters.”
[You, O Lord God, are mighty. You, the Ruler, displaying your greatness and the power of your voice in storms over the mighty waters of the seas. Such storms can make waves a hundred feet high, crashing down on the shore, tearing down rocky cliffs, washing away shorelines, sending spray high into the air, rushing inland to wipe away all in their path. You, O Lord, are more mighty than that, more mighty than we can imagine.]
Psalm 29:4 “The voice of the LORD is powerful;”
[With your voice you created the heavens, the earth, the stars: “By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth” (Ps. 33:6).
With your Word you established laws and set limits. “Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the people of the world revere him. For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm” (Ps. 33:8,9). You are unbelievably powerful, shaping and shaking the earth with your voice. You are awesome and overwhelmingly wonderful.]
As we see your majestic and magnificent might in your creation, and see the sublime splendor of your character, Lord, may we today live in awe, act in wonder, obey in joy and honor you in thought, word and deed.