Vs. 2, “Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness.” This psalm is a worship psalm to the Lord. David calls on the angels (mighty ones) and all people to call upon the Lord. David writes of a thunderstorm and thunder being the voice of God. Now during this time…pagan worship of Baal was prominient, and Baal was believed to be the God of storm. However, David makes it clear that it is God who is the creator of such splendor! But all storms eventually pass away and it is God whom David could find his peace.
Regarding application…Praising God in the Storm. Vs. 3, “The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders.” Perhaps there were conditions like a hurricane that David had talked about. I’ve never witnessed a hurricane but if you ever see it in movies or the news…it really is incredible! Nothing can withstand a hurricane in its full powerful glory. And nothing can compare to God’s glory…for a storm/hurricane is but a small showing of God’s splendor. But there are spiritual storms that we as Christians will have to endure too. Jesus & the disciples went through a storm or two as well. Yet, Jesus was Lord even over the storm…and Jesus is Lord even over our own storms in life. Storms in nature and storms in life will end….and the rainbow of God’s promise will always shine through!