Psalm 29:3a "The voice of the LORD..."
Day 217 – Psalm 29
“The voice of the LORD…” Psalm 29:3a
AN ILLUSTRATION OF MEDITATION
The Psalms often employ the word “meditation.” But how does one meditate? On what subject should one meditate? Psalm 29 illustrates for us the idea of meditation.
CHOOSING THE SUBJECT FOR MEDITATION
In order to meditate effectively, we must choose a suitable subject or theme. The Psalmist David chose as his theme “The Voice of the LORD!”
1. It is important to have a theme that is worth meditating upon.
2. This theme is rich and deep and certainly worthwhile to devote time to dwelling on it.
POWERS OF OBSERVATION
In order to meditate effectively we need to train our powers of observation. Look at the following observations made on the theme, “The Voice of the LORD!” God’s voice is to be noted in the realm of nature.
1. Over the seas [“waters; many waters”] (Psalm 29:3)
2. Over the trees [“cedars of Lebanon”] (Psalm 29:5)
3. Over fire (Psalm 29:7)
4. Over the wilderness (Psalm 29:8)
5. Over animal life [“deer”] (Psalm 29:9)
INTERPRETATION AND APPLICATION OF OBSERVATIONS
The power of observation is made complete only when there is correct interpretation and appropriate application.
a) “The voice of the LORD is powerful” (Psalm 29:4a).
b) “The voice of the LORD is full of majesty”(Psalm 29:4b).
The following application is note-worthy!
“And in His temple everyone says, ‘Glory!'”
The Lord indeed deserves to be glorified for the God that He is!