Psalm 33:6-9

Psalm 33:6-9

Psa 33:6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made,”

[How powerful you are, Lord, able to create through simply speaking. Praise you, Lord Jesus, that you, as the Living Word, made all that there is. Your might is immeasurable filling the skies with stars. Your power is greater than the stretch of the known heavens, wider, deeper, longer and higher than we will ever be able to comprehend, for you are infinite in every way.]

“their starry host by the breath of his mouth.”

[You are the star breather, exhaling stars great and small, blowing them into orbits, galaxies, clusters of galaxies and placing them properly in the universe. Billions of stars, billions of light years apart, yet you can measure the heavens with the span of your hand. You, O Lord God, are mighty beyond comprehension, worthy of worship, worthy of love, worthy of awe, worthy of 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 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.]

Psa 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 Ruler. You are the One to be feared, not puny man, or even Satan who is far more powerful than us, but also immensely less than you.]

“let all the people of the world revere him.”

[The wonder of your works, the beauty, the wisdom, the creativity, the intricacy, the variety, the vastness and the very minute detail of all 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.]

Psa 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 placed all. Every part of creation obeyed you and even now 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, Lord God, the great I AM, 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, rest and praise, giving you greater and greater glory.