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Psalm 33 (ESV)
12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!
13 The Lord looks down from heaven;
he sees all the children of man;
14 from where he sits enthroned he looks out
on all the inhabitants of the earth,
15 he who fashions the hearts of them all
and observes all their deeds.
16 The king is not saved by his great army;
a warrior is not delivered by his great strength.
17 The war horse is a false hope for salvation,
and by its great might it cannot rescue.
18 Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him,
on those who hope in his steadfast love,
19 that he may deliver their soul from death
and keep them alive in famine.
20 Our soul waits for the Lord;
he is our help and our shield.
21 For our heart is glad in him,
because we trust in his holy name.
22 Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us,
even as we hope in you.
- This psalm gives a big picture of God. Israel’s God has power over all creation. Because the Lord is the Creator, who by His power imposed His order on creation, no power or combination of powers can thwart His plan and purpose to save His people. Men cannot be saved apart from God. And God watches over “those who fear him” (v18).
- Imagine that God watched you conduct your day from beginning to end. What would he see about your actions? How do they express your priorities, values and commitments?
- What hopes for success do you have that are misdirected? (Consider whether you put your trust in your skills, your background, your education, your intelligence, your money, your influence, your friends . . . or a thousand other things.)
- After you have identified your false hopes, turn them over to God. Ask Him to take them from you.
Stay with God for a little longer. Continue to converse with God and listen to what He wants to tell you. Then write down any thought and/or prayer in your spiritual journal.
Unfailing Love – www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbuqv1z3SZA