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What is it about the water?



Psalm 93 1The Lord reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; The Lord is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: The world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved. 2Thy throne is established of old: Thou art from everlasting. 3The floods have lifted up, O Lord, The floods have lifted up their voice; The floods lift up their waves. 4The Lord on high is mightier Than the noise of many waters, Yea, than the mighty waves of the sea. 5Thy testimonies are very sure: Holiness becometh thine house, O Lord, for ever.


Why do I love to be around water so much? If you have read many of my morning thoughts, then you know that I may be a bit obsessed with sitting around the high quality h2o.


Obviously, that is a common trait among many, but why? Why do we love to go to beaches and hike to waterfalls? What is it about the sound of moving water that captivates our minds and calms our spirits? I knew it drew me but this morning I may have discovered the reason.


Psalm 93 is about the kingship of our Creator; it pictures him dressed in Divine strength and glory. His sovereign control over all that he has made is complete and the reliability of his Word is without exception. Since his is such a great King then it is only fitting that holiness should be expected for all that are a part of his household, that is what is meant by the last phrase.


Psalm 93:5 Thy testimonies are very sure: Holiness becometh thine house, O Lord, for ever.

Certainly, we are children of the King, part of the household of faith and that should extend into our lives. There are many things that could be said but it is the verses in the middle of this short Psalm that spoke to my heart this morning.

Psalm 93:3 The floods have lifted up, O Lord, The floods have lifted up their voice; The floods lift up their waves.

I suspect that the Psalmist, like this Bald Believer, feels motivation to praise beside moving water, he was drawn to the sounds of the shore and maybe he tells us the reason.

I imagine him sitting in his ancient beach chair, toes in the sand with whatever kind of quill and parchment was trending back then and letting the communication of the crashing tide speak to his soul.

As he hears the voice of the waves, he compares them to his God.

Psalm 93:4 The Lord on high is mightier Than the noise of many waters, Yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.

There is a resonance of the water reminds us of the Lord. What is it?

A friend recently reminded me of the description John gave of Jesus in his Revelation.

Revelation 1:13–16 13And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. 14His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; 15And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. 16And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.

John said our Savior’s voice sounded like the sea. I wonder if we recognize the similarity of his voice in the crashing waves and that is why we are so comforted by it?

The psalmist points out the power displayed by the ocean. Yes, these breakers are loud, indeed there is power within these waves, but it but a small sample of our Lord’s strength.

Psalm 93:4 The Lord on high is mightier Than the noise of many waters, Yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.

He showed his superior strength that day on the ship when the wind picked up and the waves decided to flex their muscles in a storm. He simply said, “peace be still” and his misbehaving creation calmed at the creator’s command.

What is the application?

For one thing, I think I need a trip to the beach, but also, I should consider the King over all creation is mightier than what he has made. He can be trusted and someone so strong should be served.

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