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Psalm 33, Part 2 of 3

4 For the word of the Lord is right and true;

he is faithful in all he does.

5 The Lord loves righteousness and justice;

the earth is full of his unfailing love.

6 By the word of the Lord were the heavens made,

their starry host by the breath of his mouth.

7 He gathers the waters of the sea into jars a;

he puts the deep into storehouses.

8 Let all the earth fear the Lord;

let all the people of the world revere him.

9 For he spoke, and it came to be;

he commanded, and it stood firm.

10 The Lord foils the plans of the nations;

he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.

11 But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever,

the purposes of his heart through all generations.

12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,

the people he chose for his inheritance.

13 From heaven the Lord looks down

and sees all mankind;

14 from his dwelling place he watches

all who live on earth —

15 he who forms the hearts of all,

who considers everything they do.

16 No king is saved by the size of his army;

no warrior escapes by his great strength.

17 A horse is a vain hope for deliverance;

despite all its great strength it cannot save.

18 But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him,

19 to deliver them from death

and keep them alive in famine.

Why should we worship the Lord?

We should worship the Lord for His WORD and WORK (Verses 4-5)

· God’s faithfulness is told of and demonstrated by His word. Not just the Bible (although that’s certainly part of it as well), but His promises (as told in the Bible) are right and true. He is incapable of lying.

His actions (His work) demonstrated His love of righteousness and justice.

· When we know the Word of God better, we will better know the God of the Word. So many people make assumptions about God because they just don’t what the Bible says about Him. That’s a dangerous assumption.

Unless our worship focuses on the character of God, we have ignored the Person who ought to be the center of true worship. Warren Wiersbe

We should worship the Lord for His word and work demonstrate Who He is. (Verses 6-11)

· These verses serve like an explanation or proof of what the Psalmist said in verses 5-6.

· In verses 6-9, we see His Word created all there is. This is the POWER of His word.

· In verses 10-11, we see the providence of God. This is the will of God in action. Look at those verses again.

· This gives a foreshadowing of the NT idea Paul wrote of in Romans 8:28-30

o 28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.

We should worship the Lord for His word and work demonstrate Who He is and the blessing of SERVING Him. (verses 12-19)

· There are several things we see in this passage. Here are a few:

o The blessing of PROTECTION.

o The blessing of being CARED FOR.

o The blessing of DELIVERANCE.