“He bowed the heavens.
He came down.
Thick darkness was under his feet.
He rode on a cherub.
He flew in the air.
He came swiftly upon the wings of the wind.
He made darkness his covering around him.
His canopy was thick clouds
Dark with water.
Out of the brightness before him
There broke through his clouds
Hailstones and coals of fire.
Yahweh also thundered in the heavens.
The Most High uttered his voice.
He sent out his arrows.
He scattered them.
He flashed forth lightning.
He routed them.
Then the channels of the sea were seen.
The foundations of the world were laid bare.
At your rebuke!
At the blast of the breath of your nostrils!”
This psalm talks about Yahweh and his control of the heavens just like in 2 Samuel, chapter 22. Yahweh came out of the clouds with darkness beneath him. He came down from heaven riding in the sky on an angelic cherub on the wings of the wind. He, of course, was the source of the thunder and the lightning. His voice was like thunder as he sent lightening to chase his enemies. The seas shook and the foundations of earth trembled from the blast of breath from his nose. Yahweh had laid the foundations of the earth at the bottom of the sea. His nose had a big effect as a blast of his breath came upon the earth. Yahweh was directly interfering with the earth to help David through the use of thunder and lightning.