Daily Devotional: Psalms 29:1-11
1 Ascribe to the LORD, O mighty ones, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. 2 Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness. 3 The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the LORD thunders over the mighty waters. 4 The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is majestic. 5 The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars; the LORD breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon. 6 He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, Sirion like a young wild ox. 7 The voice of the LORD strikes with flashes of lightning. 8 The voice of the LORD shakes the desert; the LORD shakes the Desert of Kadesh. 9 The voice of the LORD twists the oaks and strips the forests bare. And in his temple all cry, "Glory!" 10 The LORD sits enthroned over the flood; the LORD is enthroned as King forever. 11 The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.
24 "The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. 25 And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else. 26 From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.
I like to think that I am a pretty important person but when I am honest about it, I know that my realm of importance extends (hopefully) to my family along with (maybe) a few close friends, and that is about it. The importance of even the most powerful person on earth, now or in history, is smaller than an ant compared to God in heaven. We are who we are and where we are because of him.
We can never over emphasize the majesty and greatness of God. Our worship to him is not about us and what we get out of it (though it should lift us up and give us a genuine peace), but rather, our worship is about God and who he is. A better recognition of God and his majesty will affect our religion, our prayer life, our life at home, at work, at school and in our neighborhood. We are his and serve him.
Lord God, as I come to you today, I cry Glory, Glory, Glory! You alone are the only true and living God. You made everything and put it in its place. You give me strength and bless me with your peace. Yet, in your strength and majesty, you love me and care about me. Give me greater faith and a deeper commitment to live for you and to allow your Spirit to lead me, guide me and motivate me as he molds me into your image. Forgive me when I fail to be all you want me to be. Use me in your service in your own way. I pray in the name of Jesus my Savior.