Give [yahab] unto the LORD [Yahovah], O ye mighty [ben]['el], give [yahab] unto the LORD
[Yahovah] glory [kabowd] and strength [`oz]. KJV-Interlinear
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the Lord, O sons of the mighty, Ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. NASB
The word for, Give, ‘yahab,’ means to ascribe, to give credit, to recognize, the attributes and essence that God already possesses. Unfortunately too many people pretend to acknowledge God and Gods abilities, but they do not follow up by complying with Gods mandates that are so clearly delineated in the scriptures.
O ye mighty, ‘ben el,’ means, sons of the mighty. Taken from the plural form, ‘eeliym,’ referring to the many sons or children of God, the word, ‘el,’ generally refers to strong, power, might, hero and then is applied to God as the almighty.
In a sense there are created beings, man and angels who can and do presume themselves as mighty, tough, smarter than the norm, but the toughest of the tough and the smartest of the smart are nothing when compared to God whose very essence far exceeds even time and space, within which we are all confined and extremely limited.
That which belongs to God, both glory and strength, already belong to Him. We as creatures, did not give God, His attributes. We did not invent them. God did not come into existence by means of mans imagination or invention. And certainly God was not promoted to His status at the behest of mans permission.
And yet there are many who seem to approach the concept of God as though He would be nothing or irrelevant, were it not for mans recognition of Him.
Whether you are indeed strong or smart, or just a want-to-be and therefore delusional as to who and what you are in this life, really is irrelevant. For without God, none of us would be anything.
It is we who receive our attributes from God, not the other way around.
It is our responsibility to recognize God and all that He is and does, and even more, to pursue the obligations that we have as created beings, toward God.
Just saying it does not mean that you really mean it. For if anyone really meant their beliefs in God or their understanding of God or their desire to know God, then they would recognize that God has put forth many mandates that a wise person would follow with a passion. Because it is God who is the smart one, not us, and we would be wise to follow His advice. But unfortunately too many lack that passion and only fill their lives with words and no action and certainly no commitment behind those words.
Therefore, ascribe to God that which is already Gods, and then recognize His glory and power, and ultimately His superiority over you, and then begin your pursuit of knowledge by committing yourself to a daily study, a genuine daily study, in fellowship, and stick with it throughout your entire life.
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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