“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.” Psalm 29:1-2
It’s curious but I’ve just realized that we don’t often praise God for his strength, might, and power. I wouldn’t say that we never praise him for his power but it does seem that other attributes seem to get recognized much more frequently.
Just thinking back to the last worship service at church I recall people talking about God’s wisdom and knowledge, his love, care and attentiveness, his goodness, righteousness and holiness, his dominion and sovereignty, but I don’t recall anyone, even myself, ever mentioning God’s might and power.
In scripture there are numerous events where the might and power of God are clearly demonstrated, not the least of which is the first event of scripture, the account of creation.
Friends, we need to celebrate the might and power of God. We can’t afford to take it for granted. If we do we’re endanger of forgetting God’s strength and losing confidence in Him when it comes to the many challenges we encounter where we’re required to rely on God for his strength.
As a child I remember often talking about how strong God is. One children’s praise song has these words, “My God is so great, so strong and so mighty, there’s nothing my God cannot do.” And the beloved song Jesus Loves Me contains the words, “Little ones to Him belong, they are weak but He is strong.”
David spends nearly the whole of Psalm 29 celebrating the majesty of God’s strength and power. It seems like everywhere he turns, David finds something that speaks to the might of God. We too need to frequently look for reminders that the God we worship is strong enough to handle whatever people, the world, or the devil can throw at us.
I challenge you to take a few minutes today to read Psalm 29, it’s only eleven verses it won’t take long, and then take the time to write down a few of your own examples of things around you that demonstrate the the strength and power of God.
I’ll close by writing a few of my own. The light of the sun gives heat that drives away the ice and snow; it bakes clay into bricks as hard as rock. The power of the sun’s rays moves the water from the lakes, rivers and seas and in the clouds rains it down upon the earth.
O God, you have power over the sun, the wind and the water, and I praise you and worship you for your glory and strength.