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Read Psalm 29


Monday

Read Psalm 29

Praise the Lord, you heavenly beings;
    praise his glory and power.
2 Praise the Lord's glorious name;
    bow down before the Holy One when he appears.[b]

3 The voice of the Lord is heard on the seas;
    the glorious God thunders,
    and his voice echoes over the ocean.
4 The voice of the Lord is heard
    in all its might and majesty.

5 The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars,
    even the cedars of Lebanon.
6 He makes the mountains of Lebanon jump like calves
    and makes Mount Hermon leap like a young bull.

7 The voice of the Lord makes the lightning flash.
8 His voice makes the desert shake;
    he shakes the desert of Kadesh.
9 The Lord's voice shakes the oaks[c]
    and strips the leaves from the trees
    while everyone in his Temple shouts, “Glory to God!”

10 The Lord rules over the deep waters;
    he rules as king forever.
11 The Lord gives strength to his people
    and blesses them with peace.

Footnotes:
Psalm 29:1 HEBREW TITLE: A psalm by David.
Psalm 29:2 when he appears; or in garments of worship; or in his beautiful Temple.
Psalm 29:9 Probable text shakes the oaks; Hebrew makes the deer give birth.
Good News Translation (GNT)
Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society

Think

The Psalmist reminds us of the power of God's voice alone.  God's speech is directly linked to action.  God commands the most chaotic situations into order.  As we think back to the moment of creation we see something of the Trinity.  God.  The Word.  The Spirit.

Pray

Holy Trinity, help me to trust in you for the blessing of peace that I need in my life:
"The Lord gives strength to his people
    and blesses them with peace." - Psalm 29:11

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