1 Give ye unto the Lord, ye sons
The Righteous One’s adoration of the God of Glory, in the day of His storm
This is a majestic psalm. The majesty of princes is called to recognise a greater majesty. A storm is pictured sweeping from its usual compass point across the great sea, through Lebanon and whirling the wilderness sands of Kadesh. The crashing, resounding, terrible tempest is used as a similitude of the voice of God. Seven times the voice of God is referred to, and to what it can cause and what it does. He rules over the elements, rides upon the storm, He is King over all. He can speak in judgment, and that glorifies Him. But it is in His temple, the church, that His glory is seen, admired and confessed.
After the storm comes the calm, and so the psalm ends with the peace that passeth all understanding, gracing His people. It is only through Christ saying, “Peace be still,” that the waves obey, and their power abates and peace ensues.