This week we will looking at Psalm 33.
Psalm 33 tells us to rejoice in the Lord, about God’s creation, God’s rule, and what we should do.
Psalm 33:1 says, “Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous: …”
Verses 1-5 tell us how we are to do this.
“Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.2 Praise the Lord with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.3 Sing unto him a new song; play skillfully with a loud noise.4 For the word of the Lord is right; and all his works are done in truth.5 He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.”
We are told to rejoice, praise the Lord in song, and to love God and His word.
The challenge for believers in Christ is this what we believe? Do we believe Jesus is worthy of our praise? Is Jesus the central figure in our lives? Are we praising the things of this world above the person and work of Jesus? When we sing, is it the songs of Scripture, hymns, or spiritual songs, or are they the songs of this world?
It is certainly worth praying about this and determining God’s counsel.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001