Psalm 33 calls for us to praise God for His loving kindness. How has He been kind? He spoke and it was done. God’s word accomplished creating the heavens, earth, and us. Through the faithfulness of His works we can reflect in awe and wonder about all, He has done as stated in verse eight.
As we go through life there aren’t worldly standards of might and strength that can save us. The world’s standards only give us false hope that can’t deliver what we truly need for our soul’s redemption. Victory only comes as our hearts cry out to the Lord for His loving kindness through His son Jesus Christ.
I love giving thought to this Psalm and it’s amazing attention to our soul’s care even as we go through life. Knowing that God’s eye is upon us as we hope in His loving kindness. My heart rejoices as He shields and helps me through any challenges that I may face. As you read this Psalm I pray that you get a sense of how worthy God is to be praised.
Psalm 33 (NASB)
Praise to the Creator and Preserver.
33 Sing for joy in the Lord, O you righteous ones; Praise is becoming to the upright.
2 Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre; Sing praises to Him with a harp of ten strings.
3 Sing to Him a new song; Play skilfully with a shout of joy.
4 For the word of the Lord is upright, And all His work is done in faithfulness.
5 He loves righteousness and justice; The earth is full of the loving kindness of the Lord.
6 By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, And by the breath of His mouth all their host.
7 He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap; He lays up the deeps in storehouses.
8 Let all the earth fear the Lord; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.
9 For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.
10 The Lord nullifies the counsel of the nations; He frustrates the plans of the peoples.
11 The counsel of the Lord stands forever, The plans of His heart from generation to generation.
12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, The people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance.
13 The Lord looks from heaven; He sees all the sons of men;
14 From His dwelling place He looks out On all the inhabitants of the earth,
15 He who fashions the hearts of them all, He who understands all their works.
16 The king is not saved by a mighty army; A warrior is not delivered by great strength.
17 A horse is a false hope for victory; Nor does it deliver anyone by its great strength.
18 Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, On those who hope for His loving kindness,
19 To deliver their soul from death And to keep them alive in famine.
20 Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield.
21 For our heart rejoices in Him, Because we trust in His holy name.
22 Let Your loving kindness, O Lord, be upon us, According as we have hoped in You.