The voice of the LORD is on the waters: the God of glory thunders: the LORD is on many waters.…
This sacred poem from which our text is taken, is one of the most elevated and sublime to which the poetry of inspiration itself has given birth. But the words are capable of other than their primary application.
I. CONSIDER THE MODES IN WHICH GOD SPEAKS TO MAN.
1. Through Nature — see this psalm,
2. Through the dispensations and in the government of Providence.
3. Through His revealed truth, and —
4. Chief of all, through His Son.
II. THE ATTRIBUTES BY WHICH THESE COMMUNICATIONS ARE PROMINENTLY DISTINGUISHED — Power and Majesty. Consider —
1. The glory of His nature from whom they proceed.
2. The contents of the communications themselves. They speak of the Divine perfections and chiefly of God's method of redeeming sinful man.
3. The issues in which attention to, or neglect of, these communications is to terminate. They are identified with the destinies of man's deathless soul.
III. THE TRIBUTE WHICH THESE COMMUNICATIONS MADE BY GOD TO MAN IMPERATIVELY REQUIRE.
3. Prayer for ourselves and for our fellow-men. How, then, shall you who are despising these communications of God answer it in the great day of Judgment? Oh, come to Jesus now.
Parallel VersesKJV: The voice of the LORD is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the LORD is upon many waters.