Saturday, February 2, 2008

Studying Psalm 33



v.6 By the word of the Lord were the heavens made,
their starry host by the breath of His mouth.

v.9 For He spoke, and it came to be;
He commanded, and it stood firm.

Such power in the words of God!
Such an Almighty God we serve.


Q: Are you praying to God for certain answers for your life?

>> Press on, knowing that when 'we call on Him, He will answer' (Psalm 17:6). And when He speaks, there will be breakthroughs!

Q: Do you depend on yourself and feel self-confident? Or are you God-confident?

Look at v. 16-19.
No king is saved by the size of his army;
no warrior escapes by his great strength;
a horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength, it cannot save (anyone).

BUT the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear Him,
on those whose hope is in His unfailing love,
to deliver them from death, and keep them alive in famine.

>> They tell us that “God does not save the self-confident. Rather, the Lord saves and preserves those who trust and hope in Him”.

>> What is your position when coming before God? Do you choose to submit to His Lordship and come humbly before Him in recognizing that apart from Him, we can do nothing?

Read the Psalm again and allow praises to arise within you in knowing that the Lord knows our every thought and give him the praises due to Him for it is fitting for us to praise the dependable and righteous God, who is sovereign and considers all of our works.

Source (from SL Tribe, ZhaoHua's materials)
“NKJV Bible – The Open Bible” (OB)
“Psalms – Classic Library Edition” by Marilyn Hickey (MH)
“The Bible Knowledge Commentary – Old Testament” by John F. Walvoord and Roy B. Zuck; Cook Communications Ministries (BC)

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