“Give unto the Lord, O ye mighty, give unto the Lord glory and strength. Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.” Psalm 29:1-2
The Lord gives you back whatever you give to him. If His people shall give to him glory and strength; “The Lord will give strength unto his people; the Lord will bless his people with peace.” (Psalm 29:11). Paul says, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.” Galatians 6:7-8
For if in his Temple we all shall praise him, singing “Glory, glory to the Lord,” David said in verse 10 the Lord, “he continues to unveil his power” to us. He will give his us strength, and bless us with peace.
The voice of the Lord
Now concerning the voice of the Lord, I would like you to see something; as soon as Adam and Eve took of the fruit, and did eat it, their eyes were opened, “And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden.” Genesis 3:8. There is something about the voice of the Lord, “The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.” (Psalm 29:4). But is it possible that you can hear the Lord’s voice these days?
While God can speak audibly to people today, in whatever way He choices, He speaks to us primarily through His written Word. Also possible that God can speak to us through the Holy Spirit as the scriptures say, through our consciences, through our circumstances, and through all sorts of ministration there these days that we receive from each other, however it shouldn’t end there for whatever we hear we should compare it with the truth of Scripture. This is how we recognise God’s voice from the spirit of error. The snake spoke Eve and straightaway she knew it was a snake. But how did they knew it was the Lord‘s voice? David said the voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty. It carries with it a certain presence – “Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God…”
- The voice of the Lord is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the Lord is upon many waters, Psalm 29:3
- The voice of the Lord breaketh the cedars; yea, the Lord breaketh the cedars of Lebanon, Psalm 29:5
- The voice of the Lord divideth the flames of fire, Psalm 29:7
- The voice of the Lord shaketh the wilderness; the Lord shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh, Psalm 29:8
- The voice of the Lord maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth the forests, Psalm 29:9
We should be so familiar with God’s voice, especially his word that when someone speaks error to us, it is clear that it is not God’s voice. Train yourself to hear God’s voice.
We hear God’s voice when we spend time in Bible study, precept upon precept and quiet contemplation of His Word. The more time we spend intimately with God and His Word, the easier it is to recognize His voice, His ways and His leading in our lives.
And also to be able to hear God’s voice, we must belong to God, seek for a clean relationship with Him. Jesus said, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.” (John 10:27). You don’t use the word of God but you conform to it. Those who hear God’s voice are those who are his sheep, they belong to Him. These are the sheep who hear and recognize His voice, because they know Him as their Shepherd. If you are to recognize God’s voice, you must also belong to Him.