Strength From The Almighty

“The LORD will give strength to His people.” (Psalm 29:11)

The last verse of Psalm 29 is a very encouraging one — but it is even more so when you consider what the Psalm had taught earlier.
Psalm 29 begins with :1 exhorting God’s people to “ascribe to YHWH glory and strength.” Then :3-10 describe how powerful the voice of the Lord is: it “breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon” (:5); it “shakes the wilderness” (:8), and makes a well-known local mountain peak (Sirion) skip like a young animal! (:6)  Verse 10 reminds us that God sits on the throne of the universe, and always will.

How comforting then, when the Psalm closes with :11, “The LORD will give strength to His people.”  In our time of need, God’s people need to remember how strong He is, as Psalm 29 describes — and also know that He has promised to give from the abundance of His strength whatever His people need when they call upon Him for help.

About Shawn Thomas

My blog,, features the text of my sermons, book reviews, family life experiences -- as well as a brief overview of the Lifeway "Explore the Bible" lesson for Southern Baptist Sunday School teachers.
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