Psalm 33:10-12

Psalm 33:10-12

Psa 33:10  The LORD foils the plans of the nations; he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.” [You, O Lord rule, you are Sovereign. You see what people are planning and in your might, power and majesty thwart the wrong that contravenes what you want.  And what you do allow, you have a purpose for, you will use for good in the lives involved. Praise be to you for your greatness, Lord, for your wisdom, for your power, all of which are continually at work to transform the evil of men into the goodness of God.]

Psa 33:11  “But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.” [In contrast to humans and evil spiritual powers, you are unstoppable, unconquerable, undefeatable and eternally triumphant. You will bring out the results that you have planned, no matter what men and demons may do. You are able to weave their rebellion and rejection of your commands into the overall fabric of your purposes for the redemption and recreation of the universe. In the process you rescue from the kingdom of darkness all those who will believe and sweep them into the Kingdom of Light.

You are firm and faithful, you are unchangingly consistent, ever sure and supremely powerful. What you planned from the beginning has come to pass despite Satan’s constant attempts to thwart your desires: the line of Judah was preserved, the Messiah came, He made the necessary sacrifice, rose from the dead and provided salvation for all. No present force could prevent this, no power exists that could thwart it. “There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the Lord.” (Prov.)

Praise be to you the Sovereign God, You are the star breather, the galaxy former, the planet hanger, the earth spinner and the dawn bringer. You are great beyond comprehension. You are worthy of worship beyond anything we could ever give you.

Psa 33:12  “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance.” [Blessed is way to weak a word for the wonder of being made the people of God, being chosen for His inheritance. Especially when I consider what I actually deserved as an enemy of God, incapable of obeying you, Lord. You would have been right and righteous to strike me down upon birth, send me to hell and separate yourself from me for eternity.

Yet you called me to be one of your children, a princeling in your family. You cleansed and transformed me, you chose and cherished me, and I stand before you dearly loved, deeply cared for, doted on and delighted in. Not because of what I am, but because of who you are: Love itself, Light itself, Life itself, breathing new creation into a being born a ruin, giving worth to what was destructive, making useful what was dangerous.

To belong to you, O Holy God, is a marvelous shift of fortune, a wonderful change, an undeserved privilege, a miraculous outcome—all dependent on your goodness. Praise be to you that you gave worth where there was waste, you gave value where there was viciousness, you gave life where there was languishing. In you we are wanted, worthwhile, wondered at and watched over. To be your people is a privilege beyond comprehension.

We give you glory, honor and praise for the incredible goodness of your heart, the unbelievable forgiveness of your character, the incomprehensible love of your being.  We bow before you in thankfulness, gratitude and joy. We rise up to return your love in obedience, rejoicing and praise. Glory be to you in our lives today. Amen.