We were put on this earth to worship the Lord, which is what this psalm tells us to do and why: “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. 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 29:1-4)

We are called to worship the Lord, which is due Him for His holiness, glory, strength, power and majesty. His voice which spoke the world and everything in it into being is powerful that is further explored (Ps 29:5-9).

Then David expounds upon the Lord’s reign and His nature: “The Lord sat enthroned at the Flood, and the Lord sits as King forever.” (Ps 29:10) David thought of the flood the Lord used to righteously judge with His wrath the sins of the people inhabiting the earth during Noah’s day. David remembered it as a remarkable demonstration of the power and authority of the voice of God. His authority rose above the devastation. VanGemeren said, “Even as in the days of the Flood, when He destroyed creation with His power but saved His own, so it is at any time that God’s glory is expressed in the severity of judgment”. The LORD God continues to sit as King forever.

As David considered the earth-shattering strength and authority of God, he recognized that God brought that same strength to His people. “The Lord will give strength to His people; The Lord will bless His people with peace.” (Ps 29:11) The power of God may come as a destructive storm upon creation and upon those who rebel against God. Yet God’s people who humbly submit to His will can be confident that He will bless them with peace, and the strength of God comes to them as a comfort, not a storm. “Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all.” (2 Thess 3:16)