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Psalm 29 Jan. 13 A Psalm by David.  1Ascribe to Yahweh, you sons of the mighty, ascribe to Yahweh glory and strength. 2Ascribe to Yahweh the glory due to His name. Worship Yahweh in holy array.  3Yahweh’s voice is on the waters. The God of glory thunders, even Yahweh on many waters. 4Yahweh’s voice is powerful. Yahweh’s voice is full of majesty. 5The voice of Yahweh breaks the cedars. Yes, Yahweh breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon. 6He also makes them to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young wild ox. 7Yahweh’s voice strikes with flashes of lightning. 8Yahweh’s voice shakes the wilderness, Yahweh shakes the wilderness of Kadesh. 9Yahweh’s voice makes the deer calve, and strips the forests bare. In His temple everything says, Glory!  10Yahweh sat enthroned at the flood; truly, Yahweh sits as King forever. 11Yahweh will give strength to His people, Yahweh will bless His people with peace.   


29:5 Here and in :8 we have “the voice of Yahweh” paralleled with Yahweh in person. God is His word- hence we read that “the word was God” (Jn. 1:1). Our attitude to God’s word is our attitude to God; it’s therefore not possible to claim to be in relationship with God if we ignore His word as we now have it in the Bible. There’s much talk about “God” but unless this is based upon His word, we are believing in a ‘God’ of our own creation rather than the true God who is revealed in the Bible.