Psalm 33 gives us a look at who God is. We see that God is good, creative, counselor, watchful, deliverer, and our hope. Today we will look at God’s counsel and watch care over his children.
God’s counsel stands forever (V 10-12)
The Lord bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect. 11 The counsel of the Lord standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations. 12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.
Today we have exposure to an extensive amount of knowledge. This knowledge should give us great wisdom on which to counsel people. However, God says He brings that counsel to nought or nothing. God says his counsel stands forever. This counsel is found in God’s word, the Bible. It gives us the answers we need from cradle to grave.
Then God states that He will bless the nation that has God as their Lord. Think about that statement. What countries do you know who has God as their Lord?
God is looking at the inhabitants of earth (V 13-15, Proverbs 15:3)
The Lord looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men. 14 From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth. 15 He fashioneth their hearts alike; he considereth all their works.
The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
These verses are a two sided coin. On the one side we know that God sees everything we do. When we are in need, God knows. When Satan is attacking us, God knows. When we are ready to quit, God knows. Since He does, we can have the assurance that He sees and is willing to help, if we seek Him.
However, on the other side of the coin, God sees everything we do. That means all the things we do in secret, that no one else knows about, God does. When we choose to willfully disobey God, that breaks our fellowship with Him. God then allows the Holy Spirit, which resides within us, to convict us of our sin and bring us back into fellowship with God.
I am very thankful that God has not left us alone, in this life, to fin for ourselves. He stated in Hebrews 13:5, “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” What a great promise.
We serve a great God. Meditate on these truths today.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001