Sunday, March 08, 2009

Psalm 29

I prefer the translation that states it this way: "Ascribe to the Lord glory and strength."

What does it mean to "ascribe"? To acknowledge. To affirm. To honor and declare. Many Christians will say taking God's name in vain is cursing and swearing. Well, that's probably true. But more and more I realize that taking God's name in vain can also mean saying that God is useless to help us. We often say "well, God can't do that." "God isn't strong enough to do that."

But the Lord tells us: Ascribe to me glory and strength.

Stop saying God cannot do this or that. Say God CAN do this or that.

A song based on Psalm 29:1-4

A sermon by Pastor Darrell Armstrong based on Psalm 29

Psalm 29

1Give unto the LORD, O ye mighty, give unto the LORD glory and strength.
2Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.
3The voice of the LORD is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the LORD is upon many waters.
4The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty.
5The voice of the LORD breaketh the cedars; yea, the LORD breaketh the cedars of Lebanon.
6He maketh them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn.
7The voice of the LORD divideth the flames of fire.
8The voice of the LORD shaketh the wilderness; the LORD shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh.
9The voice of the LORD maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth the forests: and in his temple doth every one speak of his glory.
10The LORD sitteth upon the flood; yea, the LORD sitteth King for ever.
11The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.

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