Psalms of Honesty and Truth
We have many songs of praise in our hymn books, chorus books, and now contemporary chants of adoration for our God. And it’s all good when expressed with sincere hearts. He is indeed everything to us. He is in control of all for God created all. He knows how everything works together in harmony. He protects, provides and watches over us. He sent His Son, Jesus Christ to save us and teach us about Him. Yes, He is God and we are not. We need Him every hour.
The following Psalm has been called the “primer of praise” by Warren Weirsbe. I like that for this song is for all who seek God’s love and know that He is everything we need. This psalm is for the “choir” of the right-living who desire to love God back with all that is in them. I am one of those in the choir. Are you?
This song teaches choir leaders…
–Who Should Worship the Lord (v. 1).
–How They Should Worship the Lord (vv. 2-4).
–Why They Should Worship the Lord (vv. 5-19).
–What Should Happen Because They Worship the Lord (vv. 20-22).
Let us lay aside everything else and just praise God. Join in the chorus! Be blessed and encouraged by this song of praise.
Psalm 33, The Message
1-3 Good people, cheer God!
Right-living people sound best when praising.
Use guitars to reinforce your Hallelujahs!
Play his praise on a grand piano!
Invent your own new song to him;
give him a trumpet fanfare.
4-5 For God’s Word is solid to the core;
everything he makes is sound inside and out.
He loves it when everything fits,
when his world is in plumb-line true.
Earth is drenched
in God’s affectionate satisfaction.
6-7 The skies were made by God’s command;
he breathed the word and the stars popped out.
He scooped Sea into his jug,
put Ocean in his keg.
8-9 Earth-creatures, bow before God;
world-dwellers—down on your knees!
Here’s why: he spoke and there it was,
in place the moment he said so.
10-12 God takes the wind out of Babel pretense,
he shoots down the world’s power-schemes.
God’s plan for the world stands up,
all his designs are made to last.
Blessed is the country with God for God;
blessed are the people he’s put in his will.
13-15 From high in the skies God looks around,
he sees all Adam’s brood.
From where he sits
he overlooks all us earth-dwellers.
He has shaped each person in turn;
now he watches everything we do.
16-17 No king succeeds with a big army alone,
no warrior wins by brute strength.
Horsepower is not the answer;
no one gets by on muscle alone.
18-19 Watch this: God’s eye is on those who respect him,
the ones who are looking for his love.
He’s ready to come to their rescue in bad times;
in lean times he keeps body and soul together.
20-22 We’re depending on God;
he’s everything we need.
What’s more, our hearts brim with joy
since we’ve taken for our own his holy name.
Love us, God, with all you’ve got—
that’s what we’re depending on.
Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you! Just thank you! I love you with all my heart, mind and soul. In Jesus Name, we praise Your Name! Amen! I believe!