Monday, August 12, 2013

Ps 29

Ps 29:1 Give unto the Lord, O you mighty ones, give unto the Lord glory and strength.
:2 Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
:3 The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders; the Lord is over many waters.
:4 The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.
:5 The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars, yes, the Lord splinters the cedars of Lebanon.
:6 He makes them also skip like a calf, Lebanon and Sirion like a young wild ox.
:7 The voice of the Lord divides the flames of fire.
:8 The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; the Lord shakes the Wilderness of Kadesh.
:9 The voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth, and strips the forest bare; and in His temple everyone says, “Glory!”
:10 The Lord sat enthroned at the Flood, and the Lord sits as King forever.
:11 The Lord will give strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace.

David appears to like thunderstorms.

David heard the Lord in the thunder. The God who can control a powerful storm can protect His people. Next time you are in a storm of life remember that.

Baal was worshipped as the god of thunder and rain. David wanted his people to understand Baal wasn't in charge of the storm, the God of Israel was and is.

Mt 6:14 Jesus said, “ If you forgive others the wrongs they have done to you, your Father in heaven will also forgive you.

Hands that reach out in reconciliation freely offer forgiveness. Forgiving others, especially those who refuse to reconcile or acknowledge their own part in a problem, is down right difficult. The key is remembering how much God has forgiven you – then extending that same grace to others. Even after you've forgiven someone, angry feelings may still arise. You may need to exercise your choice to forgive again. And again.

At the heart of forgiveness is unconditional love. Only God can offer that gift perfectly. But He has provided us a way to work on how to do it,

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