The Bible's Song Book - Lesson 4
The Bible’s Song Book
A Study of the Psalms
Pastor Robert Soverall
Lesson 4: Psalm 33
I love this psalm for two reasons:
It challenges musicians to be at their best in their ministry for GOD! True, verse one opens up with an appeal for righteous worshipers to joyfully sing to the LORD, but the next two verses especially addresses those who play instruments in the praise service! Many have underestimated the true value of minstrel but that has never been the biblical mindset. Not only are musicians called to play unto the LORD, but they are charged to PLAY SKILLFULLY! YES!! Practice, learn the chords, master the melodies, play the hits...😄...all of those things honor GOD! Singers: the charge is for you as well. Learn the parts, be expressive, know the lyrics—offer GOD an excellent offering! Remember: Music is critical to the Kingdom!
This Psalm is VERTICAL! It’s not about David and his struggles...it’s all about GOD!! Who’s word is right and true? The LORD’s! Who loves righteousness & justice? The LORD! Who spoke things into existence?? The LORD!! Who frustrates the plans of the nations? The LORD! Who’s plans stand firm forever?? The LORD’s!! Who looks down form Heaven and sees all mankind? The LORD!!!
Verses 16-19 remind us that earthly sources of help offer temporary relief and a false sense of security at best. But those who trust in the LORD can rejoice from the heart! Under His watchful care, they are forever secure!
Let the last verse summarize our collective prayer today:
May Your unfailing love be with us, LORD, even as we put our hope in You.
Psalm 33:22 NIV
Think about it: is your praise & worship vertical (GOD focused) or horizontal (people/self-focused)? Have you been giving GOD your most skillful praise?
Extend your faith: How does knowing that GOD’s plan stands forever affect YOUR plans?
Pray the part of this psalm that speaks most pointedly to your heart!