Psalm 33 gives us several descriptions of God. He is good, creative, counselor, deliverer, and our hope. We will explore these attributes of God and see how they apply to believer’s in Christ.
God speaks the world into existence (V 6-9 Genesis 1)
“By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. 7 He gathereth the waters of the sea together as a heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses. 8 Let all the earth fear the Lord: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. 9 For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.”
Genesis, chapter 1, uses the phrase “…God said…” nine times during the process of speaking the world into existence. If God created the world by speaking, is there anything to hard for God to do?
We as believers need to trust God completely.
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.
“There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless, the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand.” (Proverbs 19:21)
Where is the first place we should go when we have a problem? To the Lord. Why? “The Counsel of the Lord standeth forever,…” In time of need I want God’s counsel because He knows everything. He is also aware of my problem and knows the perfect solution.
Do we want God’s solution or our own?
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001