Tag: Psalm 33

Given over by God!

Scripture reading for May 22nd:  2nd Samuel 15-16, Psalms 3, 63, Romans 1

Key Scriptures:  Romans 1:28-32  “And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.  They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice.  They are full of envy, murder, strive, deceit, maliciousness.  They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless.  Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.” 

Paul’s opening to his letter to the Roman church began with an explanation of the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to save those who by faith would believe.  He explained that the Gospel was for Jews first and then for Gentiles.  However, for those who refused to believe, consequences would inevitably come upon their lives as they turned toward darkness instead of the Gospel light.  Choices have consequences and rejecting God’s Word leads to all forms of evil and death.

Psalm 3:3  “But You, O Lord, are a Shield about me, my Glory and the Lifter of my head.”

Faith confession and prayer:  Lord Jesus, I know the power of the Gospel personally in that I have been born again and believe on Jesus Christ.  Give me grace to boldly declare the powerful Gospel in clarity and the anointing that comes from the Holy Spirit so that none would be turned over by God!

2nd Samuel 16:13  “So David and his men went on the road, while Shimei went along on the hillside opposite him and cursed as he went and threw stones at him and flung dust.”   

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The God who breathes stars!

Scripture reading for June 10th: Psalms 31-35

The Psalms reveal a lot about the character, power and majesty of the God we worship.  God is the subject and object of these writings, and Psalm 33 is especially rich in revelation!  It 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!  God can be depended on to do what He has said.   He made the heavens by His own word.  When he spoke, 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!  (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.  His plans and purposes are established firmly forever!  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)  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 to grow that He is truly in control!  No purpose 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!  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

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