Psalm 33:4 “For the word of the LORD is right and true;”
[Praise you, Lord God, that your Word is flawless, correct, always trustable, always totally right and true. Praise you for speaking it, preserving it, giving it to us so we can read it, study it and memorize it, learning to think your thoughts. Thank you for your loving provision in revealing yourself to us.]
“he is faithful in all he does.”
[Faithful is your character! You tie yourself to your qualities, you never stray outside the boundaries you have set for yourself: you are always good; you are always wise; you are always present; you are always protecting; you are always helping; you are always powerful; you are always patient. You are faithful to the end: completely, entirely, purely, perfectly faithful. Therefore you are the One to be trusted.]
Psalm 33:5 “The LORD loves righteousness and justice;”
[Your love, O Lord, is so comprehensive and wide, providing all that is good. Praise you that you are passionate about righteousness and do only what is right and pure and good. Thank you that you love justice and always judge sin, never condoning evil. Therefore there is hope for the future, for an end to evil and for a heaven where there is only goodness.
“the earth is full of his unfailing love.”
[Praise you, Lord, that in your great love you are merciful, for if you interacted with us only on the basis of righteousness and justice, we would be blown away in a moment, sent into an eternity separated far from you and all that you are.
But in you, righteous and justice are accompanied by love. Mercy triumphs over Justice because you are Love itself, providing a way for forgiveness even though it cost you greatly, and continues to bring you pain and suffering as unbelievers reject you and we believers live in rebellion and unbelief.
Praise you that in your love you persist in guiding, disciplining, chastening and correcting, leading and transforming us. Praise you for your patient, gracious, powerful, ever flowing love.]
Thank you so much, Lord, for your kindness and grace in my life–undeserved but oh so pleasant. I praise you for the privilege of being your child, of walking with you, of following you as you guide in each decision. Praise you that I can know that you have gone through the day, prepared things and will carry me through.
Help me today to be wise and godly, to think truth, to put on the armor of God and to obey what I know to be right. May I choose to have joy in Jesus, to let go of what is temporary, hold on to what is eternal and rise above. I praise you for all that you are doing, all that you are going to do.