SCRIPTURE: PSALM 33
Psalm 33:11 But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations…15 He who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do.
I was riveted by the greatness of God in this Psalm. His character and attributes as Creator, God as Ruler…as OMNI-EVERYTHING – caught my heart and minds attention!
Commentators refer to this Psalm as a Hymn of Praise. No doubt the Psalmists theme is written and sung from the perspective of placing a confident hope, secured trust in the faithfulness of God’s love. As if to have a “God is GOD and He will have His way” kind of conviction!
Verses 6-17 includes descriptions of God’s great nature, attributes and actions. Who He is as God; His purposes, plans ultimately overrules man’s plans. He is infinite – man is not. He is powerful – man is not.
In Verses 18-22, the Psalmist instructs the people to express hope, rejoicing and trust in God, fearing HIs name.
Verse 11 and 15 speaks of God’s considerate, purposeful heart for all generations. I believe it is His desire and will for people to know and trust Him, so everyone would live in the meaningful and firm plans and purposes of God,
APPLICATION: LIFE LESSONS
Words can describe God – even as the Psalmist penned a song (ch.33) attributing to God praise. I just feel like my words seem to fall waaaaayyyyy short of giving God all the praise He deserves!
To put it directly and simply; I’m called to place my hope in God – to trust Him with my life (everything about my life!!!) and to fear Him.
To Fear God is for me to have and cultivate a hunger so deep and intimate. To know, revere and adore God with praise from my heart and on my lips. And to develop a pure and healthy Godly fear in my heart.
I’d like to continue studying, reading, re-reading, meditating on…Psalm 33. I’d like to begin memorizing this chapter too! I know it would be worth it!
God – help me to hide this Word in my heart…to fulfill the life lessons above. I would really like to overcome some of my internal worries, challenges, issues 🙂 Thank You Jesus and Spirit of God!