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 as our deliverer and hope.
God delivers our souls from death (V 16-19)
There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength. 17 An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength. 18 Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy; 19 To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.
When we think of war we think of mighty men. We believe that their might, strength, and numbers will give deliverance. But we would be wrong. It is those who fear the Lord and hope in his mercy. Those are the ones who God will deliver from death and keep alive in famine. Never forget who is in charge. God is.
God is our help, shield, trust, mercy, and hope (V 20-22)
Our soul waiteth for the Lord: he is our help and our shield. 21 For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name. 22 Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.
Have you trusted in Christ? If so, He has made a promise to help and shield you. I don’t know about you, but it seems wonderful that the God of all creation, who knows me, sees everything I do, promises to always be with me, would help and shield me. I need God’s protection from myself, Satan, his demons, the flesh, and the temptations of this world. He is a merciful God because He loves us.
The conclusion is arranged by what God has done and how we are to react.
1) God created all things
2) God’s mercy gives us hope today and in the future
3) God is always watching over us
4) God is our counselor
5) God is our deliverer
6) THEREFORE, we should rejoice, sing, and praise the od of our salvation
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001