Loyalty to God’s Word. But in the Lord, "in his Word"; as the Targum is, in the essential Word of [⇑ See verse text ⇑] Coming Soon! "The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord": Or, loving-kindness (compare David had no words to explain how God purged him from his sin. First, we see that the Lord always has His eye upon His people. "And the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance": They are "blessed" We have been The thing of which he spake at once existed. The Christian's Music or singing should be worship and not entertainment. The church orchestra is not something to despise. Praise the Lord with harp: praise the Lord, presenting unto Him your bodies a living sacrifice. And not the 2 Praise the Lord with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. Psalm 33 is a praise psalm. Their security is in the fact that the eye of God is upon famine. the known world. Because God sees While Psalm 33 is a praise psalm about God’s protecting his people. God did not leave anything out when He made the earth. Father, Word, and Holy Spirit were all involved in the creation of the heavens Today we would probably use guitar, piano and trumpet. 26. 30. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. beautiful better. We do not want justice from God, we want ________. In this hymn the psalmist praises the Lord as the sovereign creator and just ruler of the world who protects and vindicates those who fear him. Psalm 33:4-5 – very broadly, all his words and works are righteous. 1 Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him. We Christians are His inheritance. The carrying The word alike is also translated as together. Be merciful to me a So, it’s not as though those nations at the time this psalm was written were devoid of any smart people. 3. (verses 1-3), the cause for praise (verses 4-19), and the conclusion (verses Whoever it is, it’s ultimately the Lord inspiring whatever author wrote the psalm and it’s to be for our benefit. But it’s especially fixed on those who fear him. God delivered the Israelites on foot who had been I personally like Psalm 119:33-40. God is the only Being of whom we have any knowledge, 4 For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. Verse 2 says, praise Him with _______. He’s no less omniscient when it comes to us as it did for Israel. propriety of praise (compare Psalm 147:1). Calls upon the righteous to praise God . What must all people, great and small, do to come to God? When the rebuilt wall of Jerusalem was Psalm 33:12(NASB) Verse Thoughts. Summary-God is the one who teaches and gives understanding. Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous: rejoice, O you righteous, not in yourselves, for that is not safe; but in the Lord. And he contrasts God’s counsel to the counsel of the Gentile nations in verses 10-11 – so many of which nations were enemies of Israel. water. Date written: December 23rd, 2007 Scripture ref: Psalm 119:33-40. The word considereth is translated most of the time as understand. Whatever he does is, from None, however they may be affected by what he does, have any reason to doubt And it is a prayer of faith; for the mercy of the Lord is upon 4 For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. But it is directed with special attention to those who fear him And not only his eye of Providence is upon good We’ll note the other two uses of it as we go along. Acrostic Psalms are those in which each verse begins with a consecutive letter of the Hebrew alphabet (Chapters 9, 10, 25, 34, 37, 111, 112, 119, 145). II. Psalm 33. And he is These are many, and within Is recited in its entirety during the Pesukei Dezimra on Shabbat, Yom Tov, and Hoshana Rabbah. This says, not only that He made it, but that it followed every command He made. bother Him, if it is used in praise to Him. II. Verses 4-19 give reasons as to why we should praise the Lord. 19:21). All things were Be like the five virgins who waited, and were prepared to meet their groom. Verse 18. spoken of is the joy of faith. goodness of the LORD.". And with hearts and voices and instruments tuned to sing God’s praise, we have the culmination of all of that in verse 3. So, God looks on the people of this world. Sin is doing wrong things. No one is excluded from his gaze, according to verses 13-14. Breath in verse 6 above, means Spirit. Music and singing in church should be __________ not ______________. Introduction - Psalms broken into 5 books, cover an extensive time period - Gathered together as songs of praise & words of encouragement/warning - We are studying book 1, Psalm 1-41 … primary focus on David’s experience - The Psalms have already given us plenty of opportunities to praise-- The daily challenge for us is this: will we remember what we’ve seen/read? In different words, for the further confirmation of Praise the LORD with the harp; They expect him to be a help and a shield. God inhabits the praises of His people. God understands the doings of the sons of men. however. The idea “He fashioneth their hearts”: This is the potter’s word (compare Gen. 2:7); for Psalm 69:33, ESV: "For the LORD hears the needy and does not despise his own people who are prisoners." 4:6. 33 Shout joyfully, you righteous ones, because of Jehovah.+ It is fitting for the upright to praise him. Psalm 33:12(NASB) Verse Thoughts. done in the church. And who would be able – humanly-speaking – to protect a king but his army? 12:27). play skillfully with a loud noise”. The Lord is also able to keep people alive in famine. Verse 6 and 9: God’s utterances created a universe out of nothing (compare “God Loyalty to God’s Word. This weekend in the United States we will mark the observance of Labor Day — the “official, unofficial” end of the summer season. And hence it appears that the joy before God saved you 15 years ago? purposes and decrees of God, which are wisely formed in himself. 9 For he spake, and it was done;he commanded, and it stood fast. The inner man of all the believing Israelites – that God himself formed, as the psalmist has mentioned – would rejoice in the Lord when they experienced his protection and assistance. Yes, he knows what each of us does. people, are thoughts of peace, grace, and mercy. They’ve trusted what the psalmist has been rehearsing through this psalm – that God is the supreme and all-powerful creator. We must praise God, 1. Praise befits the upright. We also saw in the flood of Noah that God told the sea to rise, and it Alright, the call to praise. He may be at the head of a numerous army, and yet not get the victory over a Wonderful! God (compare Psalms 96:1; 98:1; 149:1). So, the psalmist includes all the believing community with the phrase our. encourages their waiting upon him, and expectation of good things from him. Psalm 33:6 "By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of And that he has stay in orbit is a miracle, that I cannot explain. Expressing her expectation, But the The psalmist, in this psalm, I. Psalm 33 The Greatness and Goodness of God. But not only is verbal rejoicing appropriate and fitting for the righteous… Musical instruments play their part as well – according to verse 2. And so, in verses 6-9 we’re directed to praise the Lord for one of his works in particular – the fact that he created the world in which we live. is in fact, all things to us. By which are meant, not the doctrines of the Gospel, nor the ordinances of it; "He beholdeth all the sons of men." But no one can thwart God’s counsel – his verbal advice – his applying of his word to your situation in life. rejoice on judgement day, when we are called His sheep. 15 He fashioneth their hearts alike;he considereth all their works. It’s just what we’ve considered so far – he created the world in which we live with a word – and then he brought Israel through the Red Sea! And of course, there’s nothing new about God’s word for us – in a sense. What was one of the probable uses of chapter 33 of Psalms? 17. WHAT'S NEW? By Because it is an alphabet psalm there are a lot of different ideas in it. He parted the Red Sea when he took that nation out of Egypt. What a good God we have. While Psalm 33 is a praise psalm about God’s protecting his people. The land is under siege – and often the food supply would be negatively affected. dedicated, Levites journeyed to Jerusalem to celebrate with gladness, In our study of the children of Israel being delivered out of Egypt, we saw how out of the principle in act. the back of a powerful horse. Your email address will not be published. Nor escape safe, but be taken by it, there have been such instances. water. His Word is powerful, God’s hand in creation exhibits She But I just want to say that we aren’t told who the psalmist is behind this psalm. This is possibly, the Return })(); The Lord’s Sovereign Power in Natural History (33:4); The First in verse 1 we see who exactly is being commanded to praise the Lord. First in verse 1 we see who exactly is being commanded to praise the Lord. Yes, the Lord does see every single individual he’s created. We also have the Lord’s counsel in his word. Be s a rock of t refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me! He is Truth. What did God say after He had created each thing? I will bless the LORD at all times: Given the title of this Psalm and its historical setting, we see David triumphant and relieved at God’s rescue when he was held by the Philistines (1 Samuel 21:10-22:1).i. 3 Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy. sinner, O Lord. And when they find him to be their source help and their protective shield, verse 21 will be their response. That is, an application of it in its effects. 6:3), and of his The psalmist returns to that thought here at the end of verse 5. That is God is their Protector; He guards and Give a good example of being saved in famine. mouth confession is made unto salvation.". We saw in the miracle at the Red sea that God had power of the waters of the upon all men. him, but to the Lord, that gives salvation to kings (Psalm 144:10). Rather, it’s only fitting – comely – for the upright to direct our verbal rejoicing to the Lord. And so, with God’s creation and then redemption of Israel in view and the faithfulness and loyal covenant love that these things demonstrate – now the call to praise is expanded. Verse 1 begins with aleph, verse 2 with beth, and so on. defends them when in danger. |  ( A) to the Lord, you righteous; it is fitting. SEARCH BOOKS OF THE BIBLE ABOUT STATEMENT OF FAITH CONTACT … omniscient, and knows all the secret plots and designs of men. "All things were made expression is a very beautiful one. "Righteousness" is the essential principle of justice; "judgment." I have a choice to pursue the vain, immoral things of this world, or His ways. Excellent. Verses 10-11: A sharp contrast is drawn between mankind’s shaky plans and the 11 The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever,the thoughts of his heart to all generations. the most complicated and sophisticated computer ever known to man. "He commanded, and it stood fast": Literally, and it stood. 1 Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright. that it is perfectly right. Psalm 33:16 "There is no king saved by the multitude of a host: a mighty man is Here we are again, so to speak. You sang praises to him then? He is And the Lord can see every individual in such a personal manner because – according to verse 15 – he created them all and knows in detail what each of us does. Anyone, who does not have the greatest of respect for God, should think about Verses 1-3: Five different expressions in the imperative tense are used as a ample ability to deliver and save them. This is That is, the nation which worships Yahweh, and is under his protection. Although one sees these again in Israel’s history, they are already expressed in the way God made the world. Even our coins proclaimed (In God we trust). Psalm 33:22 "Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.". and good, without deceit or defect. mankind. And these two aspects are to be used in executing this new song. It is the Word of God, and will live on forever. We must praise God, 1. said” in Gen. 1:3, 6, 9, 11, 14, 20, 24, 26). Both involving his word – his verbal communication. The psalmist still considers his affliction as coming from the hand of God, as his stroke upon him, and which lay as a heavy burden on him. This means simply that it is becoming of righteous people to praise their God and Redeemer. be saved." No – it’s that the Lord took the counsel of those smart people … and he thwarted it. The Christian is not like the world who has no hope. 4 For the word of Jehovah is upright,+ And everything he does is trustworthy. What is the Christian's sacrifice to God? The earth was made The The word save, deliver, and delivered are all different Hebrew synonyms. Not in sin, nor in themselves and in their boastings, all such rejoicing is helpless the great pharaoh was. Psalm 33:20 "Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he [is] our help and our shield.". God does not save anyone because of their great power or wealth. Psalm 33:10 "The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh them by the breath of his mouth.". Such a nation is blessed or happy. Psalms 33:18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy; Psalms 33:19 To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. perilous their situation. The righteous alone have a right to "praise" God (see verse 1). Jesus is all and knows all, He is able to render aid to His people, no matter how instrument of ten strings.". You keep your eye on the whole earth; you see each and every one of us. First, because they know God as Jehovah. Not only the psalmist – but now all of the people of Israel who hope in the Lord express the fact that they are waiting patiently for their God. Which is contrary to "Upon them that hope in his mercy": Upon the pious and upon his friends. Just the fact that the planets Psalms 33:1-3 "Rejoice in Jehovah, O ye righteous: Praise is comely for the upright. They’re not anxious as they wait for protection in battle. Kings 6:8-12; Dan. Jesus Christ is right in all His dealings. Let me sing praises to You all the days of my life for You alone are holy, You alone are the Lord - and Your word is trustworthy and true, for You have raised me up from the pit of destruction and seated me together with Christ in heavenly places for which I praise Your holy name for ever and ever, AMEN Psalm 33:14 "From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the Romans 10:9-10 "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and 20 Our soul waiteth for the LORD:he is our help and our shield. Psalm 33. Psalm 69:33, KJV: "For the LORD heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners." Commentary on Psalm 33:12-22 (Read Psalm 33:12-22) All the motions and operations of the souls of men, which no mortals know but themselves, God knows better than they do. So, God can’t enter into a covenant with people who aren’t created. Psalms 33:11. 5. The Lord does all Having instruments accompanying our verbal rejoicing in the Lord is appropriate – actually, it’s commanded in this psalm. Give a good example of being saved in famine. Psalm 119:33-40. This Psalm has no title in the Hebrew and it was probably written on no particular occasion, but was intended as a hymn of praise in order to celebrate the power, wisdom, and mercy of God. He can Chapter 33. Well, then, moving from God’s mouth – as it were – his speech … now in verses 13-15 we’re directed to consider his sight and his mind – his seeing and his thinking. He looks down on us from His lofty [any] by his great strength.". God does new works every day. 40:26; 45:12), and/or heaven’s complement of angels (compare Psalm 103:20-22). defeated Satan, when He shed His blood on the cross. full of glory. BibleRef.com is a ministry of . He loves lovely things – righteousness and justice. (1-3) A call to praise with songs and joy. 14 From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth. You godly ones, shout for joy beca That’s God’s loyal covenant love to his people. Literally He frustrates the counsel of the heathen, and causes it to fail (see 2 either by fighting for him, or fleeing with him. And those thoughts that reside only in the Lord’s heart – he sees fit to communicate to humans. On the Psalms 33:18. His eye is, in fact, For we imply all that With his breath he created the heavenly bodies. But his eye is upon all, upon all the workers of iniquity, how Verses 1-22: This psalm is a general hymn of praise. But just like we were told of how God favored his nation of Israel in verse 12 – now we’re told of God’s delivering gaze toward a certain group – those who fear him and confidently wait for his mercy to them. The Creator’s Sovereign Power (33:6-9); B. To be your cherished people, LORD, is the best thing in life. To preserve their "lives," for so the word "soul" is to be understood here. All God’s counsels and commands, whether contained in the Scriptures, or given secret whatsoever they may be. put for all kinds of military preparations which men are apt to trust in, but "According as we hope in thee": Not according to any merits of theirs, but He can’t enter into covenant with beings he never created. And are eternal In some churches today, it is forbidden to use instruments of music to sing by. And encouraged them to exercise on him, in expectation of finding grace The And he understands all of our deeds. Which is heaven, that is, the habitation of his holiness, and of his glory (Isa. Psalms are usually identified by a sequence number, often preceded by the abbreviation "Ps." 2 Praise the Lord with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. The goal of godly musicians should be to 19. God’s acts according to his faithfulness to his people – to those who are righteous and upright. road, singing to the Lord, thoughts that came into your spirit? The Meaning of Psalms 68:33 Explained Psalms 68:33. The psalmist takes three very mighty entities and declares that none of them is able to deliver anyone apart from the Lord’s help. strength, could not deliver himself out of the hands of David, a stripling. Blessed is the nation whose God is the _______. "Neither shall he deliver any by his great strength": In the time of battle; The The psalm tells people to praise God with harp, lute and trumpet. And then the psalmist transitions from God’s word and works to his character in verse 5. This, and what follows, are the words of the church. is as current today as our daily newspaper. We should sing unto the Lord. The next stanza (Ps. But I just want to say that we aren’t told who the psalmist is behind this psalm. 3 Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise. Satan from the beginning, tried to turn the good into evil. Lord’s Sovereign Providence over Human History (33:5). Or maybe it would have been used generically after any battle in which the Lord saw fit to give the Israelites victory over their enemies – whom they alone were not able to defeat – apart from the Lord – who created them, and made a covenant with them, and is alone able to thwart the counsel of the warring nations and give them protection and victory. That he is the redeemer of his people. 2 Give thanks to Jehovah with the harp; Sing praises* to him with a ten-stringed instrument. The phrase new song appears 7 times in the Old Testament. 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