Day 35: El Kahvohd

The voice of the Lord echoes above the sea.
    [El Kahvohd] thunders.
    The Lord thunders over the mighty sea.
The voice of the Lord is powerful;
    the voice of the Lord is majestic.
The voice of the Lord splits the mighty cedars;
    the Lord shatters the cedars of Lebanon.
He makes Lebanon’s mountains skip like a calf;
    he makes Mount Hermon[a] leap like a young wild ox.
The voice of the Lord strikes
    with bolts of lightning.
The voice of the Lord makes the barren wilderness quake;
    the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
The voice of the Lord twists mighty oaks[b]
    and strips the forests bare.
In his Temple everyone shouts, “Glory!”

Psalm 29:3-9

El Kahvohd: The God of Glory

People talk so often of God as being that “still small Voice,” and He certainly often chooses to speak to us that way. But this God is not restrained to being a quiet God; this God can shake the very earth with nothing more than His voice!

Sometimes I think we (and maybe this is only the American church) have forgotten about El Kahvohd. Sometimes our irreverence, our lack of worship in His presence, our flippancy makes me think so. If we heard Him thunder, would we remember? Would we stand in His temple crying out, “Glory!” like the rest?

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