Psalm 33:6 “By the word of the LORD were the heavens made,”
[How powerful you are, Lord, able to create through speaking. Praise you, Lord Jesus, that you, as the Living Word, created all that there is: “For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him” (Col. 1:16).
Your might is immeasurable, your strength is stupendous, your power is perpetual–greater than the stretch of the known heavens, greater than we will ever comprehend, for you are infinite in every way. We stand in awe of you!]
“their starry host by the breath of his mouth.”
[You are the star breather, exhaling stars great and small, blowing them into orbits, galaxies, and clusters of galaxies, placing them properly in your universe.
Billions of stars, billions of light years apart, yet you can measure this all with the span of your hand. You, O Lord God, are mighty beyond comprehension, worthy of worship and love, worthy of awe and fear, worthy of obedience by all your creatures.]
Psa 33:7 “He gathers the waters of the sea into jars;”
[The vast oceans are but a small puddle to you, easily channeled into the place prepared, kept there in store for your plans.]
“he puts the deep into storehouses.”
[You, Lord God, prepared all that mankind would need and stored it up: minerals for health (zinc, magnesium, selenium), metals for help (iron, titanium, aluminum), might for power (coal, oil, atomic energy) and measures for money (gold, silver, precious stones). You, knew what would be needed and prepared all, putting it where men could find it. You are the great and wise Planner and Provider.]
Psalm 33:8 “Let all the earth fear the LORD;”
[Your might, your power, your dominion, your wisdom and your creation are all reasons to tremble before you, to bow in surrender to the Almighty, All-knowing, All-wise One. You are THE One to be feared, respected and obeyed–not puny man or Satan who is far more powerful than us, but immensely less strong than you.]
“let all the people of the world revere him.”
[The wonder of your creation–the beauty, the wisdom, the imagination, the intricacy, the variety, the vastness and the very minute detail of all you have made–lead us to bow before you in awe, in wonder, in reverence at such power, such greatness, such goodness, such beauty and such majesty. You alone are worthy of worship, O Lord God.]
Psalm 33:9 “For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm.”
[With such ease you made all, with such finality you arranged everything. All creation obeyed you and even in its present twisted state the universe follows the laws of physics you established. Your wisdom, your order, your goodness are visible to all who care to see–for what you made is good.]
Glory be to you: You are the One to whom we bow in worship and rise up in obedience. May this increasing knowledge of how great you are lead us to further trust, further surrender, rest and praise.