Yesterday we began to study a psalm of David, entitled: Praise to God in His Holiness and Majesty. “Give unto the Lord, O you mighty ones, Give unto the Lord glory and strength. Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name; Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.” (Ps 29:1-2) The mighty ones mentioned in the first verse of this psalm may have a high regard for their own power, but their power is nothing compared to the power of God.
Today we begin to see the power and majesty in God’s voice alone: “The voice of the Lord is over the waters; The God of glory thunders; The Lord is over many waters. The voice of the Lord is powerful; The voice of the Lord is full of majesty.” (Ps 29:3-4) The strength and authority of God’s voice is also connected to His Word. If the voice of God has such power, then the words uttered with that voice have the same strength and authority.
David saw a mighty thunderstorm and thought, “This shows me something of the power and the voice of God.” The spiritual man or woman can see something of the hand of God, or the shadow of God, in almost every event of life. The thunder is only a poetic image for a reality, the actual voice of God, which is infinitely beyond it. Thunder is associated with God’s voice in other Scriptures of which Ex 9:28 and Ex 19:16 are examples.
David knew that the powerful voice of God, full of majesty, set Him over many waters, which is described in Revelation: “And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, ‘Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns!'” (Rev 19:6)
We see how powerful and majestic the Lord’s voice is in the prophesy of Jeremiah: “He has made the earth by His power; He has established the world by His wisdom, and stretched out the heaven by His understanding. When He utters His voice—there is a multitude of waters in the heavens: He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; He makes lightnings for the rain; He brings the wind out of His treasuries.” (Jer 51:15-16)
As we come to know the Lord more and more, we see that He is mighty, holy, powerful and full of majesty. He and He alone deserves our humbling ourselves to Him and His will, honoring Him and His name while we worship Him in the beauty of His holiness, mighty power, and majesty.
“Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts. I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty, and on Your wondrous works. Men shall speak of the might of Your awesome acts, and I will declare Your greatness. They shall utter the memory of Your great goodness, and shall sing of Your righteousness.” (Ps 145:3-7)