Give unto the Lord the glory due His name…. (Psalm 29)
Verses 3-9 try to capture God’s power—
- His voice thunders in the powerful crash of ocean waves
- His voice cracks like the lightning that snaps the mighty cedar trees as though they are mere twigs
- His voice splits the earth like a volcano rips through rock
- His voice rumbles and shakes the tectonic plates of the earth like an earthquake
How do I give this God the glory due His name? How can my voice of praise even be heard above the voice of His majestic voice?
How? By simply worshiping the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
That means I come into His presence in the holiness of Christ—I remain clothed in His righteousness—then I can stand in God’s presence and join my voice with the voices of the mighty ones (v.1), with all His people (v. 11).
I can stand unafraid and unashamed in the presence of the King of the Universe and declare, “How beautiful and powerful and majestic and magnificent and loving You are!”
And He hears me.
And the glory due His name that comes from my lips causes all the creatures in His temple to exclaim, “Glory!” (v. 9)
I can give God all the glory due His majestic name by simply realizing that I am only in His presence because He wants me there, and has made the way possible for me to be there through His Son Jesus.