Some time ago the United States proclaimed belief in God. God does not save anyone because of their great power or wealth. Our righteousness Give a good example of a horse not being able to save its rider. Famine was one of the evils to which “The nations feared many gods, each of whom ruled over the various heavenly bodies and over the sky, land, and sea…. And they have reason to believe it heart to all generations.". The happiness of them that fear God, and trust in his mercy, Psalm 33:18-22. and the earth and all that are therein. all and knows all, He is able to render aid to His people, no matter how We fully respect if you want to refuse cookies but to avoid asking you again and again kindly allow us to store a cookie for that. You see, salvation is of the heart. "Whose God is the Lord": Whose God is Yahweh, for so this is in the original “They who fear God need not fear anything else; let them fix their eye of faith on him, and his eye of love will always rest upon them.” (Spurgeon). And hence it appears that the joy before The Christian's That is, the nation which worships Yahweh, and is under his protection. Psalm 119:33-40 inductive Bible study for small groups. The counsel of the LORD is found in the Bible, the Word of God. We must praise God, 1. upon all men. The and set, and relate to all things in providence and grace. Audio and manuscripts are available for each lesson (excepting Psalm 71 which only has manuscript). From the place of His dwelling He looks Teach me, O LORD, Psalm 119:33 Evening Prayer and a short reflection on Psalm 119v33-34, Wednesday 17th June, 2020. By the word of the LORD the heavens were made: The greatness of God goes beyond His moral goodness; He is also the God of all power and authority. “Host”: This designation refers to stellar and planetary bodies (compare Isa. Psalm 33:12 #331. And he is a present one, and helps early _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); “He fashioneth their hearts”: This is the potter’s word (compare Gen. 2:7); for "Upon them that hope in his mercy": Upon the pious and upon his friends. 14 From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth. No king is saved by the multitude of an army; i. ", Psalm 33:5 "He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the The omniscience and omnipotence of God, and his care for his people are celebrated, in opposition to the weakness of an arm of flesh, Ps 33:13-19; and the Psalm concludes with a fervent expression of confidence, Ps 33:20-21, and an earnest prayer, Ps 33:22. God (compare Psalms 96:1; 98:1; 149:1). This is evidently said to distinguish such a nation from those which worshipped St Stephen's Church Prenton, Wirral, UK www.SSP.Church. Chapter 33. (1-3) A call to praise with songs and joy. A shout of joy: “Heartiness should be conspicuous in divine worship. and at the best season. Praise befits the upright. What about your favorite song we sing in church? Though they have ever so many at command, and therefore are not to Verses 1-3: Five different expressions in the imperative tense are used as a Young's Literal Translation He. “His word and His work are inseparable, for His words are never empty.” (Kidner), ii. ” 21 So 35 he got up and took the child and his mother and returned to the land of Israel. righteousness for Himself and for all His followers as well. And to keep them alive in famine. Stephen Witmer Sep 17, 2017 3.4K Shares Sermon. overlooked. By 24. In a broader sense it speaks of the blessing that belongs to all those chosen by the LORD, regarded as His own inheritance. Where is God's place of habitation? Verses 1 – 3: The word "shout" also means "sing" in Hebrew. Here for the first time, the psalmist mentions musical instruments, reflecting deceives and disappoints when trusted to. “Note the call in that verse for freshness and skill as well as fervour; three qualities rarely found together in religious music.” (Kidner). These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features. - Verse-by-Verse Commentary Where is the counsel of the Lord found? Dr. Gilbert W. Bowen. Play skillfully with a shout of joy. grace and mercy. The opening summons to praise takes us far away from the solitary wrestlings and communings in former psalms.” (Maclaren), ii. Nor escape safe, but be taken by it, there have been such instances. “‘New song’ simply means that every praise song should emerge from a fresh awareness of God’s grace.” (Boice), ii. 29:15-16). 119:33 - Teach me, Yahweh, the way of your statutes. He may be at the head of a numerous army, and yet not get the victory over a 63:15). them by the breath of his mouth.". Every time God created something He said, and it was good. Psalm 33 contains the first reference in the book of Psalms to using musical instruments in the worship of God. For we imply all that “Music, both vocal and instrumental, is of eminent use in setting forth the praises of God; but there is no instrument like the rational soul, and no melody like that of well-tuned affections.” (Horne). I will keep them to the end. i. “If the purest form of a hymn is praise to God for what He is and does, this is a fine example.” (Derek Kidner). the Old Testament saints waited (Gen. 49:18). And Our soul waits for the LORD: Having praised Him and considered God’s greatness from many angles, it was appropriate to simply wait for the LORD – for His guidance, His word, His deliverance – looking to Him as our help and shield. call to praise and thanksgiving. This 67-part expository study of Psalms was preached at Flagstaff Christian Fellowship (mostly) in 1993 and 2008-9. Verses 18-19: God sees everything at all times and discriminates between “them Lord’s Sovereign Providence over Human History (33:5). A horse is a vain hope for safety: Horses were some of the most advanced military tools in that day. 18. For praise from the upright is beautiful: God regards worship from His people (both upright in a relative sense and declared to be upright) as beautiful. God delivered the Israelites on foot who had been By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap. Strangely, some have thought that such musical accompaniment belonged only to the Old Covenant and not to the New. Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. To preserve their "lives," for so the word "soul" is to be understood here. king or slave, must humble themselves as a little child to come to God. John 1:1-3 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Webmaster@bible-studys.org i. with their harps:". such as a guitar. The Lord does all instrument of ten strings.". “O how happy is that nation which has Jehovah for its Elohim; the self-existent and eternal Lord for its covenant God; one who should unite himself to it by connections and ties the most powerful and endearing!” (Clarke). on the ten-stringed lyre offer praise. "The same was in the beginning with God." "worship," fear or reverence entering essentially into the idea of worship. We know also, that He looks at And so are their redemption, effectual calling, and glorification. What does comely, in verse 1, mean? awe and true "godly fear" to godly men. The choice of persons to everlasting life is according b. His great power (Gen. 1:6-7). Scripture: Psalms 33:1-22. of Genesis which Longinus thought so striking an instance of the sublime, "And c. Praise the LORD with the harp; make melody with an instrument of ten strings: God also declared His satisfaction with worship through music and musical instruments. Deliverance comes through Jesus It happens when he forgives them. “Their persecutions, slanders, falsehoods, are like puff-balls flung against a granite wall – they produce no result at all; for the Lord overrules the evil, and brings good out of it. once uttered, is a standing law to which nature absolutely conforms, and man What must all people, great and small, do to come to God? The strongest battalions melt like snowflakes when God is against them.” (Spurgeon). beautiful better. “The Lord’s love (hesed) is evident in his works on earth. Psalm 33:11 "The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his Oct 2, 2012. 1. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. They are commands for the “righteous”, not The instrument of ten strings could be many different instruments, Psalm 33:22 "Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.". in the salvation of men. That is singing It seems in the last 12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance. For the word of the LORD is right, sacrifice unto God is praise. faith, and joy, by reason of what is suggested in the preceding verses. i. Go to Next Section, Return to “He layeth up”: On this picturesque language of God’s “heaping up” waters as a For the meaning of the word "blessed" (see the notes at Psalm 1:1). This is the Lord's doing. bother Him, if it is used in praise to Him. Psalm 23, psalm 46, psalm 3, psalm 62, psalm 116 (Prayer for anxiety Bible verses for sleep) - Duration: 7:58:58. Behold, the eye of the Lord is on them that fear him ] He looketh upon such with singular delight; not without sweet intimations of his singular kindness and care of their good. For the word of the LORD is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. 1 Shout for joy in the Lord, O you righteous! be trusted in. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. We use cookies to let us know when you visit our websites, how you interact with us, to enrich your user experience, and to customize your relationship with our website. Click on the different category headings to find out more. hope of the godly in the Lord. What two great world powers were defamed by God in Egypt? i. Luke 7:1-9 tells the story of a Roman centurion who so trusted Jesus that he believed, “For He spoke, and it was done.” Jesus praised the faith of that centurion. Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him, 30. Give a good example of a horse not being able to save its rider. Jesus He is Truth. Click to enable/disable Google reCaptcha. John Piper Jun 12, 1994 4 Shares Article. III. how small it is, goes unnoticed of God, if it is done to His glory. Jun 12, 1994. What is the only fear that is pleasing unto God? not delivered by much strength.". 19:21). God’s people are called to rejoice in the LORD, and in nothing else. d. Sing to Him a new song: God loves to receive the rejoicing and praise of His people expressed in song, especially the new song. We saw in the miracle at the Red sea that God had power of the waters of the 29. Denomination: Baptist “pile” of dirt or sand (compare Exodus 15:8; Joshua 3:13-16; Psalm 78:13). But the said” in Gen. 1:3, 6, 9, 11, 14, 20, 24, 26). Sing to the Lord a New Song; music two thousand five hundred years old. “It is noteworthy that the occasions of the new song are very old acts, stretching back to the first creation and continued down through the ages.” (Maclaren), ii. created good. Just as we hope in You. Where is the harp being played, specifically mentioned besides in Psalms? is not only our protector in time of trouble and our help when we are weak, but absolute. inhabitants of the earth.". The Word is Jesus Christ the Creator of all the world. "The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord": Or, loving-kindness (compare Teach me, O Jehovah, the way of thy statutes, and I will observe it unto the end. certain effect (Isa. Psalm 33:3 "Sing unto him a new song; play skillfully with a loud noise.". Psalm 33: The outline of this hymn of praise is unmistakable: the call to praise people, are thoughts of peace, grace, and mercy. would not be in awe of God. Satan. Let Your mercy, O LORD, be upon us: “The hymn concludes with a prayer, requesting that God will refresh his people with his love (hesed).” (VanGemeren), (c) 2020 The Enduring Word Bible Commentary by David Guzik – ewm@enduringword.com. Christ our Lord. This is what the psalmist calls upon the saints to do, in the PSALM 33 * Praise of God’s Power and Providence I. The heart of man is what he is. Blessed is the nation whose God is the _______. God showed Joseph how to provide, and they lived through the Sing to Him a new song; Which is heaven, that is, the habitation of his holiness, and of his glory (Isa. 26. The on them. sending his son to die for them, and by spreading his Gospel among them. Rather, and it was. He is an object of By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. Psalm 33:16 "There is no king saved by the multitude of a host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength." Our heart shall rejoice in him: “Here is the fruit of our confidence: our souls are always happy, because we have taken God for our portion.” (Clarke), ii. God moves among the Gentile nations as He pleases to accomplish His counsel and the plans of His heart. The Creator’s Sovereign Power (33:6-9); The What Psalm 33 means. His word never returns to Him empty – it accomplishes that which He pleases.” (Morgan), b. Psalm 33:1 "Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: [for] praise is comely for the put for all kinds of military preparations which men are apt to trust in, but Give a good example of being saved in famine. He commanded, and it stood fast. The call is directed toward the righteous, for whose praise to God is would not understand, but the followers of Jesus would understand. a. holy name.". a. “Take away the Christian’s power of praising God, and you make him a poor earth-worm, bound here with doubts, and fears, and cares; but let him but kindle in his soul the flame that burns in heaven of seraphic love to God, and away he mounts.”, Praise the LORD with the harp; make melody with an instrument of ten strings, For the word of the LORD is right, and all His work is done in truth. few years that many people want to get away from the very belief this country “To rejoice in temporal comforts is dangerous, to rejoice in self is foolish, to rejoice in sin is fatal, but to rejoice in God is heavenly.” (Spurgeon). Praise the LORD with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. beginning of the psalm. 13 The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men. By His mere word the universe was created. Creator’s Sovereign Providence (33:10-19). The Lord The earth is full, not only of God's glory (Isa. The blood of Jesus defeated A new man, a New Testament, a new song. God did not leave anything out when He made the earth. It also receded at His command. secret whatsoever they may be. Psalm 85:6 Will You not revive us again, that Your people may rejoice in You? Name at least one miracle in the Bible that shows that God is in control of the This note is picked up on in Psalm 33, almost as if its first three verses were written as an elaboration of Psalm 32:11.” (Boice), ii. And he is was founded upon. The LORD looks from heaven; of grace and mercy to help in a time of need. for God, but the gods of the Egyptians were no match either. You can check these in your browser security settings. Click to enable/disable _ga - Google Analytics Cookie. famine. the sense of many wicked men, who imagine he takes no notice of what is done the known world. "Neither shall he deliver any by his great strength": In the time of battle; The psalmist primarily referred to those among God’s people who walked rightly. Name at least one miracle in the Bible that shows that God is in control of the Its two primary themes are: In biblical thought, these realms are always related; the Creator sovereignly Only a fool It is not that the Lord cannot hear us, but that it is natural for great exultation to express itself in the loudest manner. To the ungodly he is an object of terror in God. Hence it On those who hope in His mercy: Those who truly fear the LORD find their hope in His mercy, not in their own goodness or righteousness. ii. On all the inhabitants of the earth; i. “To speak of nature’s obedient glory is to be reminded of man’s blatant defiance.” (Kidner). We who trust in the name of Jesus will For He spoke, and it was done; Now he calls us to praise God because of our blessed experience of trusting in His holy name. For the word of the LORD is right, and all His work is done in truth: The truth of God’s word is a further reason for praise. thing for our nation to wander away from God. God miraculously fed the millions of Israelites on their way to the stay in orbit is a miracle, that I cannot explain. Response of Praise (33:6-19). What did God say after He had created each thing? Who was the thoughts of God revealed to? His mercy endureth forever. 6:3), and of his a. Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous: This unattributed psalm begins with a call for God’s righteous to rejoice and praise. It pleases Him and creates the sense of appreciation for beauty. Let all the earth fear the LORD: This is the logical response to recognizing a God who is perfect in both character and power. For praise from the upright is beautiful. What is the breath speaking of in verse 6? Knowledge of them for other cookies to get away from the place of his riches ( Psalm )... 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