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Psalm 33 Jan. 16  1Rejoice in Yahweh, you righteous! Praise is fitting for the upright. 2Give thanks to Yahweh with the lyre, sing praises to Him with the harp of ten strings. 3Sing to Him a new song, play skilfully with a shout of joy! 4For the word of Yahweh is right, all His work is done in faithfulness. 5He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the grace of Yahweh. 6By Yahweh’s word the heavens were made; all their army by the breath of His mouth. 7He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap; He lays up the deeps in storehouses. 8Let all the earth fear Yahweh, let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. 9For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood firm. 10Yahweh brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He makes the thoughts of the peoples to be of no power. 11The counsel of Yahweh stands fast forever, the thoughts of His heart to all generations. 12Blessed is the nation whose God is Yahweh, the people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance. 13Yahweh views from heaven; He sees all the sons of men. 14From the place of His habitation He looks out on all the inhabitants of the earth, 15 He who fashions all of their hearts; and He considers all of their works. 16There is no king saved by the multitude of an army; a mighty man is not delivered by great strength. 17A horse is a vain thing for safety, neither does he deliver any by his great power. 18Behold, Yahweh’s eye is on those who fear Him, on those who hope in His grace; 19to deliver their soul from death, to keep them alive in famine. 20Our soul has waited for Yahweh; He is our help and our shield. 21For our heart rejoices in Him, because we have trusted in His holy name. 22Let Your grace be on us, Yahweh, according as we have hope in You.   


33:6 By Yahweh’s word the heavens were made- This alludes to how the Genesis record of creation states that “God said” and things came into existence (:9). It explains how “all things” were made by God’s word (Jn. 1:3). That same word which created all around us is likewise powerful to create a new creation within the formless darkness of our own lives and minds (2 Cor. 5:17). By reading and responding to God’s word we expose ourselves to colossal and awesome creative power.
33:22 God’s grace is realized and effective in our lives according to our belief in its extent. It is we and not God who are limiting what is possible. If Abraham had prayed for Sodom to be saved for the sake of just the one righteous man there (Lot), perhaps he would’ve been heard; the man who thought the Lord’s ability to heal was limited by His power was taught that the opposite is true, in that all things are possible but are limited by human faith (Mk. 9:22,23).