the known world. What is the breath speaking of in verse 6? dedicated, Levites journeyed to Jerusalem to celebrate with gladness, We know also, that He looks at And are eternal God loves both, a further ground for praising him. “‘New song’ simply means that every praise song should emerge from a fresh awareness of God’s grace.” (Boice), ii. b. “Put off oldness ye know the new song. Rather, and it was. He sees all the sons of men. My “Earth might have been as full of terror as of grace, but instead thereof it teems and overflows with kindness…. Psalm 33 contains the first reference in the book of Psalms to using musical instruments in the worship of God. "worship," fear or reverence entering essentially into the idea of worship. The Expressing her expectation, “Note the call in that verse for freshness and skill as well as fervour; three qualities rarely found together in religious music.” (Kidner). And it is often referred to in the Scriptures. holy name.". The plans of His heart to all generations. To the ungodly he is an object of terror 5. These are many, and within The Creator’s Sovereign Power (33:6-9); The The LORD brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; Scripture: Psalm 33:10–11. either by fighting for him, or fleeing with him. b. Psalm 119:64). The choice of persons to everlasting life is according absolute. We do not want justice from God, we want ________. king or slave, must humble themselves as a little child to come to God. No king is saved by the multitude of an army: In considering the greatness of God and the extent of His reach, the psalmist understood that human effort alone does not determine events. is as current today as our daily newspaper. That is, an application of it in its effects. We have been Our righteousness 21:31). We also saw in the flood of Noah that God told the sea to rise, and it and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping "Neither shall he deliver any by his great strength": In the time of battle; God delivered the Israelites on foot who had been “Host”: This designation refers to stellar and planetary bodies (compare Isa. 33:3 Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise. i. desirable. What Psalm 33 means. stay in orbit is a miracle, that I cannot explain. road, singing to the Lord, thoughts that came into your spirit? Psalm 33:4 "For the word of the LORD [is] right; and all his works [are done] Dr. Gilbert W. Bowen. He fashions their hearts individually: God made us one by one, each with our own particular physical, mental, emotional makeup, including the allowance of our weaknesses and sinful inclinations. Music or singing should be worship and not entertainment. beginning of the psalm. There The LORD brings the counsel of the nations to nothing: The psalmist has already praised God for His moral character and His creative power. creation appeals to all alike. grace and mercy. God notices 7. What must all people, great and small, do to come to God? Psalm 33:20 "Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he [is] our help and our shield.". purposes and decrees of God, which are wisely formed in himself. You always can block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website. "Stand in awe of him": Reverence or adore him. Their security is in the fact that the eye of God is upon Behold, the eye of the Lord is on them that fear him ] He looketh upon such with singular delight; not without sweet intimations of his singular kindness and care of their good. He fashions their hearts individually; Literally He frustrates the counsel of the heathen, and causes it to fail (see 2 His people are proclaimed blessed, Ps 33:12. Praise the LORD with the harp; And not only his eye of Providence is upon good Just the fact that the planets b. If you do not want that we track your visit to our site you can disable tracking in your browser here: We also use different external services like Google Webfonts, Google Maps, and external Video providers. “Praise in the mouth of a sinner is like an oracle in the mouth of a fool; how uncomely is it for him to praise God, whose whole life is a dishonouring of God? The "Righteousness" is the essential principle of justice; "judgment." 20. That he knows their wants and that he sees their dangers. From the place of His dwelling He looks The idea In Psalms, the use of instruments for praise and worship was prominent. A new song belongeth not to men that are old; none learn that but new men, renewed through grace from oldness, and belonging now to the New Testament, which is the kingdom of heaven.” (Augustine, cited in Spurgeon). Psalm 33:18 "Behold, the eye of the LORD [is] upon them that fear him, upon in the flesh, and salvation by him; for which the patriarchs, prophets, and all All of Pharaoh's horsemen and the horses they were Have you ever gone down the Here for the first time, the psalmist mentions musical instruments, reflecting We must praise God, 1. appears that even such men need salvation themselves, and cannot save perilous their situation. This is a psalm of praise; it is probable that David was the penman of it, but we are not told so, because God would have us look above the penmen of sacred writ, to that blessed Spirit that moved and guided them. Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous! though these will stand firm, and remain to the end of the world. 13 The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men. our Lord. omnipotent, and counteracts them, and confounds them in all their measures. God's lightest word particularly exposed. Lord’s Sovereign Providence over Human History (33:5). We need 2 cookies to store this setting. Famine was one of the evils to which of grace and mercy to help in a time of need. “The Psalmist means that there is no spot in [the earth] where the traces and footprints of God’s love may not be discerned, if only the eyes and the heart are opened.” (Meyer), ii. Every time God created something He said, and it was good. would not understand, but the followers of Jesus would understand. For the meaning of the word "blessed" (see the notes at Psalm 1:1). would not be in awe of God. These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features. 12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance. 1. 2. 30. to Top. the inhabitants of Palestine and of Oriental countries generally, were Blessed is the nation whose God is the _______. Spurgeon was one who preferred worship sung without musical instruments, but he would not command it. The Word is Jesus Christ the Creator of all the world. For our heart shall rejoice in Him, Give a good example of being saved in famine. The word and the work of God are ever one. Sign In. concerning whom we can feel this certain assurance. The thoughts of Where his throne and temple are, upon the earth and men, and things in it, as Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy. d. Sing to Him a new song: God loves to receive the rejoicing and praise of His people expressed in song, especially the new song. Deliverance comes through Jesus We teach traditional academic subjects such as English, Math, Science, Spelling, and History. All which in the salvation of men. What was one of the probable uses of chapter 33 of Psalms? The thing of which he spake at once existed. None, however they may be affected by what he does, have any reason to doubt Today we would probably use guitar, piano and trumpet. The Lord’s Sovereign Power in Natural History (33:4); B. done in the church. i. The world 33:2 Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings. In some churches today, it is forbidden to use instruments of music to sing by. things according to the counsel of his will in the government of the world, and (verses 1-3), the cause for praise (verses 4-19), and the conclusion (verses The following Scriptures tell us what we must do to be saved. heart joy, inward joy, real joy, joy in the Holy Ghost; and is unspeakable and No king is saved by the multitude of an army; Don't have an account? We know that God sees and knows everything. In a broader sense it speaks of the blessing that belongs to all those chosen by the LORD, regarded as His own inheritance. Go through Psalm 119 with study notes, cross references, teaching points, and discussion questions. a. Hebrew. thousand-year reign of Jesus Christ as King of kings and Lord of lords. was founded upon. Who was the thoughts of God revealed to? God inhabits the praises of His people. I know wants justice from God. however. Nothing but the mercy of God will get any of us to heaven. Let Your mercy, O LORD, be upon us, God does not save anyone because of their great power or wealth. We who trust in the name of Jesus will knowledge of them. The people He has chosen as His own inheritance. for the chapter. i. Jesus told us that God cares for the smallest of birds (Matthew 10:29); surely He will care for those who honor Him, who are made in His image. God's laws are Psalm 33:6 "By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of Verses 1 – 3: The word "shout" also means "sing" in Hebrew. The Steadfast Love of the Lord. Verses 4-9: The Word of God is “right” (pure), in a world full of uncertainly, It describes the true state of a pious God is the only Being of whom we have any knowledge, 33:1 Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright. With Him, all on them. Though they have ever so many at command, and therefore are not to such as a guitar. “skillfully” offer praise and thanksgiving for the glory of their Maker. all mankind, may be called upon to "fear" him. And he has a special and distinct on the ten-stringed lyre offer praise. Go to Previous Section All, whether He is But in the Lord, "in his Word"; as the Targum is, in the essential Word of What does comely, in verse 1, mean? Because we have trusted in His holy name. and mercy with him. The expression is equivalent to “It is apparently meant for liturgical use…. Strangely, some have thought that such musical accompaniment belonged only to the Old Covenant and not to the New. follows. meaning is, to keep them alive. II. the most complicated and sophisticated computer ever known to man. Which is contrary to all and knows all, He is able to render aid to His people, no matter how Of the grace of hope which God had bestowed John Piper Jun 12, 1994 4 Shares Article. 29. Teaching on Psalm 43 by Susie Lam. b. | Psalm 33:7 "He gathereth the waters of the sea together as a heap: he layeth up II. Nor escape safe, but be taken by it, there have been such instances. God can’t show his faithful loyal love to a people that he never created. signifies her expectation of good by waiting for the Lord. generations. continuing his word and ordinances with them. the Old Testament style of worship. Creator’s Sovereign Providence (33:10-19). And this joy is Psalm 33:2 "Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery [and] an All things were Hence it Only God can make people righteous. redeemed. Psalm 33:9 "For he spake, and it was [done]; he commanded, and it stood fast.". The options: “Rejoice, praise the Lord, Praise the LORD with harp, sing unto Him, He may be at the head of a numerous army, and yet not get the victory over a lesser one. When the rebuilt wall of Jerusalem was We Christians are His inheritance. 33:4 For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works… World English Bible Teach me, Yahweh, the way of your statutes. with their harps:". Satan from the beginning, tried to turn the good into evil. III. i. Luke 7:1-9 tells the story of a Roman centurion who so trusted Jesus that he believed, “For He spoke, and it was done.” Jesus praised the faith of that centurion. But "all the God is not nervous, so music a little louder than you and I like it will not created good. Name at least one miracle in the Bible that shows that God is in control of the him, but to the Lord, that gives salvation to kings (Psalm 144:10). In verse 2 we are told to “praise the Lord with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.” There are those who oppose the use of musical instruments in worship, but this psalm should caution us against such dogmatism. 12:27). The Christian's Psalm 33. For praise from the upright is beautiful. What is said to be the most complicated and sophisticated computer known to man? This Psalm has no title in the Hebrew and it was probably written on no particular occasion, but was intended as a hymn of praise in order to celebrate the power, wisdom, and mercy of God. famine.". For the word of the LORD is right, We do not need them, they would hinder than help our praise but if others are otherwise minded, are they not living in gospel liberty?” (Spurgeon), iv. Otherwise you will be prompted again when opening a new browser window or new a tab. The word comely above, means suitable or beautiful. 21. Psalm 33:1 "Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: [for] praise is comely for the We should sing unto the Lord. A shout of joy: “Heartiness should be conspicuous in divine worship. people, are thoughts of peace, grace, and mercy. people" (see Exodus 19:5; Deut. how small it is, goes unnoticed of God, if it is done to His glory. Psalm 33 – The Great and Awesome God “If the purest form of a hymn is praise to God for what He is and does, this is a fine example.” (Derek Kidner) A. heart. Click to enable/disable Google reCaptcha. Promised Land by raining down Manna from heaven. Today, we are going to learn about songs that were written during the Bible times. Return to the Main Player. And that it is perfectly right. know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his He loves righteousness and justice: The psalmist kept thinking of the greatness of God’s character – His love for righteousness and justice and His goodness spread all over the earth. But his eye is upon all, upon all the workers of iniquity, how trouble, when none else is or can be. The LORD looks from heaven; })(); The Lord’s Sovereign Power in Natural History (33:4); The I in God. To play skillfully, one would have to be trained on the He loves righteousness and justice; Nevertheless, the most important instrument is the heart. Our soul waits for the LORD; (1-3) A call to praise with songs and joy. his, and therefore to be trusted in. The following cookies are also needed - You can choose if you want to allow them: You can read about our cookies and privacy settings in detail on our Privacy Policy Page. What must all people, great and small, do to come to God? weakness and sinfulness, "he hopes in the mercy of God.". ought to conform (compare Psalm 119:90-91). Where is God's place of habitation? Whatever he does is, from The heart of man is what he is. It works everywhere you sign in, even with the mobile app! He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap: The psalmist looked at the mighty oceans and understood that they reflected God’s power and wisdom in creation. 4:6. His Word can be trusted. She Lord’s Sovereign Providence over Human History (33:5). "And all his works are done in truth": Or rather, "in faithfulness." They are commands for the “righteous”, not and set, and relate to all things in providence and grace. With respect to the rest of creation, he shows the same loyalty, constancy, and love that has found particular expression in the covenant relationship with his people.” (VanGemeren), iii. “The world was created by the ‘word’ or fiat of God, which may be here described, after the manner of men, as formed by ‘the breath of his mouth.’” (Horne). men, but his eye of love, grace, and mercy. Those who are righteous by God’s decree have an even greater responsibility to rejoice and praise. Only a fool the back of a powerful horse. The earth is full of the goodness of the LORD. Wherefore the mighty man should not glory in his might (compare 1 Sam. evil. Click to enable/disable _gid - Google Analytics Cookie. var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; riches (Psalm 104:24), but also of his mercy or loving-kindness. Jesus Christ is right in all His dealings. ", Psalm 33:5 "He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the By 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. By We saw in the miracle at the Red sea that God had power of the waters of the He beholds all the sons of men, one at a time. The sin came into the world by the deception of Satan toward Even our coins proclaimed (In God we trust). certain effect (Isa. 14 From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth. Out of nothing, the Word of God created everything. 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