3. God’s Glory on the Heavenly Throne (vv. 10-11).
3. God’s Glory on the Heavenly Throne (vv. 10-11). Seeing the rain and the mounting streams of water, hearing the thunder, and watching the lightning, David began to meditate on the flood that occurred in the days of Noah (Gen. 6–9). “The Lord sat as King at the flood” (v. 10nasb); He was in charge, not Baal. He sent the rain, He opened the fountains of the deep, He stopped the rain, He waited for the water to drain off and the land to dry, and then He brought Noah and his family out of the ark. As he watched the storm move down to Kadesh, David rejoiced that the God who created the universe was also in control of the forces of nature and that there was nothing to fear. Eighteen times in these eleven verses, He is called “Lord,” and that means He is Lord of heaven and earth, Lord of all.
The Lord is King today and will sit as King forever! He can give strength to His people and see them through the storms of life. After the thunder, lightning, wind, and rain comes the calm after the storm when “the Lord blesses his people with peace” (v. 11niv; and see 107:29). Noah saw the rainbow of the covenant after the storm (Gen. 9:8-17), the apostle John saw it before the storm (Rev. 4:3), and Ezekiel saw the rainbow in the midst of the storm (Ezek. 1:26-28). We always have God’s promise to encourage us.
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