5.04.2008

psalm 33

Shout for joy in the Lord, O you righteous!
Praise befits the upright.
Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre; make melody to him...
For the word of the Lord is upright, and
all his work is done in faithfulness.
He loves righteousness and justice;
the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord.
By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
and by the breath of his mouth all their host.
He gathers the waters of the sea as a heap;
he puts the deeps in storehouses.
Let all the earth fear the Lord;
let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him!
For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm...
The counsel of the Lord stands forever,
the plans of his heart to all generations...
The Lord looks down from heaven; he sees all the children of man;
from where he sits enthroned he looks out
on all the inhabitants of the earth,
he who fashions the hearts of them all
and observes all their deeds.
The king is not saved by his great army;
a warrior is not delivered by his great strength...
Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him,
on those who hope in his steadfast love,
that he may deliver their soul from death
and keep them alive in famine.
Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.
For our heart is glad in him,
because we trust in his holy name.
Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us,
even as we hope in you.
~psalm 33~
I love the psalms. They comfort, convict, strengthen, refresh, and refocus my soul. No matter how dark the circumstances the authors faced, they never fail to proclaim truth. Truth of God's goodness, faithfulness, steadfastness, wisdom, grace, power...

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