May 16, 2018
LET IT GLOW
Give glory to the Lord that is due His name. Worship the Lord in the beauty of His holiness. David begins this song with these two phrases. He is recognizing the supremacy of God over the heavenly beings, the forces of nature, and humanity, according to John MacArthur.
Keep in mind, the pagan neighbors of Israel worshiped false gods, who they thought controlled various parts of nature. Those idols and so called beings had no more control than I do. They just would not surrender to Jehovah. The pagans had to be in control of everything, didn't they? Don't you suppose Satan was behind it?
Did you notice David called the "mighty ones" to give homage to the Great God? Even those rulers with power, having royal blood in their veins, were to recognize the Sovereign God and give Him glory and honor. His Majesty deserves to be worshiped in the beauty of His holiness.
Do we understand that the God to whom we pray is righteous, pure, without sin, holy and sovereign? That is humbling.
LET IT GROW
During the night I was awaken by loud, rolling, booming thunder and bright lightning. It was close to the house. So I made myself get up and unplug my computer, then sleepily I returned back to bed. Praying for protection for us, my son's family, and the cows, I fell asleep. It must have been the peace of God, for I was not pacing from window to window as usual. Our God is Lord of the storm. That I have learned. However, sometimes I allow the storm to make me nervous, but then there are times it's okay. He's got it under control.
Thundereth is our English expression of the phrase the voice of Lord, qol Yahweh (long o) in Hebrew, is manifested in a deep sensitivity toward the voice of the Lord in the storm. (Falwell)
Job 37:13 says, He causeth it to come, whether for correction, or for His land, or for mercy.
Shall we take a look at the many things that are effected by the Lord's voice? These things result due to His speaking. The reasons may be to correct us in our sin and bring us back to Him, for His land's benefit, such as burning the forests, or to show us mercy in our storms.
What does David say about the voice of the Lord?
- It is upon many waters. These waters are stored up in the clouds high in the air, echoes over the seas.
- It is powerful and full of majesty. When we hear thunder, we should adore and honor God in His omnipotence.
- It breaks cedars. Lightning can strike trees, split them, and break them down.
- It makes the mountains tremble like a calf skipping. thunder vibrates among the mountains.
- It divides the flames of fire. It strikes like lightning bolts.
- It shakes the wilderness. The barren wilderness quakes.
- It makes the hinds to calf. Birth of animals result.
Amen! Glory to Almighty God, El Shaddah!
Jesus quieted a storm in Mark 4. He can walk on the storm or sleep in it, too. When our storm is raging, and we cry out to Jesus, He is there to see us through, whether He stops it or not. What if His blessings come through raindrops and His healing comes through tears? What if trials of this life are His mercies in discuise?
LET IT GO
Listen for the voice of God in my life and surroundings.
Hold onto the Master of the wind and the rain and storms of life.