Our star-breathing God!
Scripture reading for June 9th: Psalms 31-35
The Psalms reveal a lot about the character, power and majesty of the God we worship. Psalm 33 is especially rich in revelation and is one of my personal favorites! It begins with music–singing, shouting, and instruments played skillfully! It is fitting to begin with praise and worship when we contemplate the majesty of God!
God is first commended for His word. The word of the Lord is right and true! He made the heavens by His own word. When he spoke, the psalmist states, God breathed out the starry host! When we think of the vast universe with it’s countless stars, galaxies, and star clusters, stretching out for billions of light-years, we can only worship in awe and holy fear! He speaks and out of nothing, stars appear! What power and amazing understanding is on display daily! His word holds the universe together and is the agent that brings faith to those who will hear Him! (Romans 10:17) (Colossians 1:17)
God is in total control of the earth and all it’s peoples! He knows how to stop nations and people from interfering with His plans. The nation that serves the Lord will be blessed! God is watching over mankind and knows everything that is happening. He knows the hearts of all men and is looking for those whose hearts are sold out to Him. He will show Himself strong for them! (Psalm 33:18-19) He will save them and preserve them! His unfailing love moves Him to bless and give His people what they need and desire!
As we contemplate the truths of this psalm, we gain an understanding of the magnitude of the God we worship! Faith begins as we understand that He is in control! No purpose or plan of his can be stopped! He knows how to stop nations that are going against Him. He knows how to bless people who are sold out to Him! That’s the place I want to be! I want God watching out for me to save and deliver me! What about you?
“We wait in hope for the Lord’ He is our help and our shield. In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His holy name. May your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in you.” Psalm 33:20-22