A few days ago, our daily Bible reading plan took us to Psalm 29, a poetic encouragement to fearfully respect “the voice of the LORD.”
- The voice of the LORD is over the waters (v. 3)
- The voice of the LORD is powerful and full of majesty (v. 4)
- The voice of the LORD breaks the strongest cedars (v. 5)
- The voice of the LORD flashes forth flames of fire (v. 7)
- The voice of the LORD shakes the wilderness (v. 8)
- The voice of the LORD strips the forests bare (v. 9)
God Almighty could crush every single one of us in an instant using nothing more than his voice. But he hasn’t.
In fact, he’s graciously invited us to use our voices to “ascribe” certain things to him. To ascribe is to give credit, to recognize, to acknowledge something as rightfully belonging to someone. With that in mind, listen to the call of Psalm 29:1-2:
Ascribe to the LORD, O sons of God,
ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.
Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name;
worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness.
You’ll use your voice a lot today. Be thankful for that blessing, but also realize that the primary reason you have a voice is to give credit where credit is due. Let’s give our all to the opportunities of this, the Lord’s day, “offering up a sacrifice of praise to God, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name” (Heb 13:15).