Strength that Confounds the Wise…
September 8th: READING & PRAYING PSALMS 29-35
THE LORD’S INEFFABLE NAME IS STATED 18 TIMES IN THIS PSALM.
Give unto the Lord (YHVH), O ye mighty sons of the powerful), give unto the Lord (YHVH) glory and strength.
sons of the powerful, i.e. descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, powerful men of righteousness.
2 Give unto the Lord (YHVH) the glory due unto his name; worship the Lord (YHVH) in the beauty of holiness.
How do you measure splendor and beauty? When the WORD (torah) permeates every aspect of your life, The WORD must be allowed to eliminate anything in your life that is not worthy of a servant of GOD – then beauty emerges, the splendor of Holiness.
3 The voice of the Lord (YHVH) is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the Lord (YHVH) is upon many waters.
4 The voice of the Lord (YHVH) is powerful; the voice of the Lord (YHVH) is full of majesty.
The ‘Voice of GOD’ is used only in reference to GOD’s communication with man.
5 The voice of the Lord (YHVH) breaketh the cedars; yea, the Lord (YHVH) breaketh the cedars of Lebanon.
The voice of the LORD comes in power and majesty. The cedars of Lebanon is a metaphor for those Kings who stood proud and haughty as the mighty cedars. They had to be broken by the WORD of GOD into submission.
6 He maketh them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn (rey-a-meem).
unicorn in scripture symbolizes something of power and strength… something with a long and powerful horn. Lebanon and Siryon, young and powerful nations perhaps…
7 The voice of the Lord (YHVH) divideth the flames of fire.
The Midrash teaches us that when the Ten Commandments were created, they were seared into the stone tablets with flames of fire. It is also said, that we each possesses a spark of GOD within us. It is the WORD of GOD that ignites that spark and turns it into a flaming fire. I have personally witnessed that spark become a flaming fire when students connect to torah for the first time and their 1st ‘ah-hah’ moments occur…
8 The voice of the Lord (YHVH) shaketh the wilderness; the Lord (YHVH) shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh (Holy).
Kadesh, a.k.a. Holy, and another name for the Wilderness of Sinai, where the children of Israel accepted the torah.
9 The voice of the Lord (YHVH) maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth (from the root word khaw-saf, meaning to strip bare) the forests: and in his temple doth every one speak of his glory.
The mighty will be as trees, stripped of their bark. Nations that stand erect and formidable against the weaker nations who are under the covering of GOD, will be made to tremble.
10 The Lord (YHVH) sitteth upon the flood; yea, the Lord (YHVH) sitteth King for ever.
Just as the LORD wiped away most of mankind at the flood and reigned alone with Noah, He will reign again with those that have stood up and claimed Him as their own.
11 The Lord (YHVH) will give strength unto his people; the Lord (YHVH) will bless his people with peace.
The people of GOD gain strength through spiritual attainment, not by physical might or strength. The study of torah, fuels that spiritual attainment and allows us to wield power through GOD’s Weapons- Prayer, Humility, Faith, Joy, Love, Kindness, Mercy, Patience, Silence, etc.
Honestly, in the natural this looks completely impossible, and illogical. Only those separated unto GOD understand and have knowledge of how this is possible, real and effective. This is precisely what confounds the wise.
- PSALMS 36-42 WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 9
- PSALMS 43-49 THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 10
- PSALMS 50-56 FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11
- PSALMS 57-63 SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12
- PSALMS 64-70 SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13
- PSALMS 70-76 MONDAY SEPTEMBER 14
- PSALMS 77-83 TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 15
- PSALMS 84-90 WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 16
- PSALMS 91-98 THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 17