Psalm 33:1 “Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him.”
[And so it is Lord–it is so very right and good for us to praise you! You are worthy, for you are holy, you are great, you are wise, you are loving, you are just, you are tender and firm; you are never fearful, negative, unbalanced, unjust, selfish, proud or evil in anyway.
You, Lord God, are Light, you are Life, you are Love. These are not just your qualities–they are what you are, your essence. And you share all three with us lavishly! Our response is “giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of His holy people in the kingdom of light.”
And we can do this “For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son He loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins” (Col. 1:12-14). Yes, Lord God, you are worthy of all praise, exaltation and glory.]
Psalm 33:2,3 “Praise the LORD with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.”
[You love beauty and music, Lord, and you have given these to us as a means of enjoying and exalting you. To sing and play instruments as a means of giving you glory is a wonderful privilege, it is a marvelous gift from you.
Thank you that we can come at any time through the Name and Blood of Jesus into your presence to praise you in song, to express the joy that we have in you–for you are the Wonderful, Marvelous, Eternal, Exalted Creator and Sustainer of the universe. You are full of goodness, devoid of evil, overflowing with grace, complete in holiness and endued with power.
May praise be the keynote of my life today and every day; may prayer be the foundation of all I do; and may whole-hearted obedience be the pattern of my existence–all bringing honor to you, Lord Jesus.]