When we are tempted to anxiety in the face of the success of the wicked, the psalmist reorients us to the Lord.
Bookended by the call to ascribe glory and strength to the Lord, and the answering request that the Lord give strength and blessing to his people, Psalm 29 offers us a vision of good rule.
Human rulers like Job might imitate the rule of God, but God’s power goes beyond what they are capable of enacting.
In the first beginning, the Word gave form to that which was formless; in this new beginning, the same Word speaks a word and brings peace to men who are afraid.
God brings his judgment in and as the light, providing us with a pattern for human justice.