Give unto the Lord, O ye mighty, give unto the Lord glory and strength.
2 Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
3 The voice of the Lord is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the Lord is upon 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 breaketh the cedars; yea, the Lord breaketh the cedars of Lebanon.
6 He maketh them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn.
7 The voice of the Lord divideth the flames of fire.
8 The voice of the Lord shaketh the wilderness; the Lord shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh.
9 The voice of the Lord maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth the forests: and in his temple doth every one speak of his glory.
10 The Lord sitteth upon the flood; yea, the Lord sitteth King for ever.
11 The Lord will give strength unto his people; the Lord will bless his people with peace.
I like how this psalm emphasizes the word “glory.” I like this because the whole psalm is referring to glory as something that only comes from God.In this psalm even nature gives glory to God when He speaks. That tells me something really important--no matter what I do, I should never receive the glory because I was created by the one from whom the glory comes. We do not receive any glory because we do not deserve it. However, we can glorify His name in everything we do and as a result, according to the psalmist, God will give us strength and peace. I would rather have the peace and the strength that God can give me than all the glory that the world can offer.
Ruber Raul Alvarez Matos
Student Association President
Southwestern Adventist University, Texas USA