Psalm 33

Psalm 33 begins with a handful of ways we should interact with our Lord:

  • Shout for joy
  • Praise
  • Give thanks
  • Make melody
  • Sing to Him

These are ways we should connect with our God.  He’s not a grantor of our wish list, although He may choose to do that sometimes.  He is Lord.  He is God. And He is worthy of our shouts, praise, thanks, and songs.

For the word of the Lord is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness”.  God’s word and His work are inseparable, for His words are never empty.  He always acts in holiness and is faithful to all that He has done and said.  We can depend on that.  “He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord”.  God’s character is always the same.  He is righteous and just in all He does.  And under it all, there is a love that never changes, never fails, never goes away.  His love is steadfast and eternal!

David reminds us of the power of God through His creation.  God “spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm.  There is no limit to His power.  There is no challenge to His authority.  God is in control.  His ways will stand forever.  His plans will flow to all generations.  But we have a choice to make.  Will we be the people of God?  “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage”!  Blessing awaits if we choose to be His people.  Our nation is at a crossroads and needs to make that commitment to make Him God and put Him on His rightful throne in our nation.

God is watching.  “Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love, that he may deliver their soul”.  We can’t fool Him by pretending to be His.  We have to fear Him, love Him, and put our faith and trust in Him.  We have to treat Him with the respect and recognize His authority in every way.  We need to realize that it is His plan that will be completed, it is His will that will come to be, it is His honor and glory and praise that will be exalted.  God is Lord.  We need to live that way!

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