31 Days of Worship: Day 26 – The Splendor of Holiness (Part 1)

Psalm 29 and Psalm 96 are all about God’s glory… and about worshiping Him by “ascribing to Him the glory due His name.” We lose this focus during our busy, detailed days. We miss the big picture of why we do everything. I’m going to talk more about this tomorrow, but for today, just read the two psalms and meditate on them.

Psalm 29

Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings,
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name;
worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.

The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
the God of glory thunders,
the Lord, over many waters.

The voice of the Lord is powerful;
the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.

The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon.

He makes Lebanon to skip like a calf,
and Sirion like a young wild ox.

The voice of the Lord flashes forth flames of fire.
The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness;
the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.

The voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth
and strips the forests bare,
and in His temple all cry, “Glory!”

The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
the Lord sits enthroned as king forever.

May the Lord give strength to His people!
May the Lord bless His people with peace!

Psalm 96

Oh sing to the Lord a new song;
sing to the Lord, all the earth!

Sing to the Lord, bless His name;
tell of His salvation from day to day.

Declare His glory among the nations,
His marvelous works among all the peoples!

For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
He is to be feared above all gods.

For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols,
but the Lord made the heavens.

Splendor and majesty are before Him;
strength and beauty are in His sanctuary.

Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples,
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength!

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name;
bring an offering, and come into His courts!

Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness;
tremble before Him, all the earth!

Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns!

Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved;
He will judge the peoples with equity.”

Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice;
let the sea roar, and all that fills it;
let the field exult, and everything in it!

Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy
before the Lord, for He comes,
for He comes to judge the earth.

He will judge the world in righteousness,
and the peoples in His faithfulness.

 

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