“The Voice” debuted in the spring of 2011 as a TV hit. The series employs a panel of four coaches who, using their powerful experience and talent, critique and guide artists’ performances.
The psalmist emphasizes six times the power of another Voice in Psalm 29. David writes, “Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name; worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.” (Ps 29:2)
God speaks to us in our deepest need, calming our deepest fear, comforting our deepest sorrow and soothing our deepest pain. His speaks with a still, small voice and with thunderous authority. He says just the right thing at just the right time in just the right way. He speaks with ultimate authority and understanding affection. He is “The Voice”.
The voice of The Lord creates. He spoke creation into existence, a chosen people out of bondage and a new promise of redemption and reconciliation. “When God speaks of a “new” covenant, it means He has made the first one obsolete. It is now out of date and will soon disappear.” (Heb 8:13)
The voice of The Lord commands. “The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.” (Ps 29:4). The omnipotence of His voice commands our obedience. “The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord, over many waters.” (Ps 29:3)
The voice of The Lord convicts. He speaks with the voice of a loving Father. “Have you forgotten the encouraging words which God speaks to you as his children? “My child, pay attention when the Lord corrects you, and do not be discouraged when He rebukes you.” (Heb 12:5)
The voice of The Lord calls. He calls sinners to repentance. (Mark 2:17). He calls His sheep and they hear His voice. (Jn 10:3). He calls us to holy living. (1 Pet 1:15-16). When He calls with compassion, we answer in confidence.
The voice of The Lord calms. The psalmist describes The Lord’s control over chaos and calm, “For He commanded and raised the stormy wind, which lifted up the waves of the sea . . . He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed.” (Ps 107:25, 29) In Mark 4:39, He spoke to the storm that terrified His disciples, “Peace. Be still.” He is always there with words of comfort.
The enemy speaks with a voice of untruth to confuse, condem, and corrupt. God speaks with a voice of truth with clarity, confirmation and comfort. Casting Crowns reminds us of God’s voice of authority and assurance.
But the voice of truth tells me a different story.
The voice of truth says, “Do not be afraid!”
The voice of truth says, “This is for My glory”.
Out of all the voices calling out to me,
I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth.
Attend to His voice. Ascribe Glory to Him. Adore Him with worship.