Psalm 29 - The Covenant LORD is King

Date: 5/30/2021
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The Covenant LORD is King

“Sovereignty characterizes the whole being of God. He is sovereign in all his attributes.” A. W. Pink
LXX Psalm 28:0 -   A Psalm of David, on the occasion of the solemn assembly of the Tabernacle:
VULGATE - Psa. 28:1 A psalm for David, at the finishing of the tabernacle.

Structure
A. Yahweh is King over deities (1-2)
  B. Yahweh is King over storms (3-8)
      C. Yahweh is King in His creation temple (9)
  B’ Yahweh is King over the Flood (10)
A’ Yahweh is King over Israel (11)

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King over gods and God’s people (1-2, 11)
Psalm 29 - Ascribe to the LORD, you heavenly beings, 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. 11 The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace. (NIV11)

King over the god of storms, storms, and the storm of storms (3-8, 10)
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 leap 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. 10 The LORD sits enthroned over the flood; the LORD is enthroned as King forever.

King in his creation temple/palace (9)
9 The voice of the LORD twists the oaks and strips the forests bare. And in his temple all cry, “Glory!”

The tabernacle of David was a focal point of creation’s praise of Yahweh. It was explicitly acknowledged as voicing all creation’s praise. Nations (1Ch 16 8, 23), Israel (16:10, 13), all the earth (16:23), the gods (16:25), fields/trees (16:32, 33), and the sea (16:32).

Gregg Strawbridge Gregg Strawbridge, Ph.D., is the pastor of All Saints Church in Lancaster, PA. He became a committed follower of Jesus Christ at age 20, discipled in the context of a University Navigator Ministry. As a result of personal discipleship he went on to study at Columbia Biblical Seminary (M.A., Columbia, SC, 1990), as well as receive a Ph.D. in education and philosophy... read more