move over, mortal gods

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Psalm 29:1-2

Psalm 29:11 Credit2 Yahveh, you sons of God, credit Yahveh with glory and strength.

Psalm 29:2 Credit Yahveh with the glory due his name; worship Yahveh in the splendor of his holiness.

move over, mortal gods

This psalm calls on the sons of God (the spirit beings who sometimes claim to be gods of the nations) to give credit where credit is due. There is only one God whose strength, glory, splendor and holiness makes him worthy of worship. These “gods of the people” and “gods of the nations” are idols, “but the LORD made the skies” (1 Chronicles 16:26; Psalm 96:5). These gods that have not made the skies and the land will perish from the land and under the skies (Jeremiah 10:11). They are strong and mighty, but not strong enough.

LORD, you are worthy of our worship. We renounce the false, mortal gods of the nations.

1superscription: A psalm of David.


About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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