Psalm 33:1-12

Praise to the Creator and Preserver.

33 Sing for joy in the Lord, O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming to the upright.
Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre;
Sing praises to Him with a harp of ten strings.
Sing to Him a new song;
Play skillfully with a shout of joy.
For the word of the Lord is upright,
And all His work is done in faithfulness.
He loves righteousness and justice;
The earth is full of the lovingkindness of the Lord.

By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
And by the breath of His mouth all their host.
He gathers the waters of the sea together [a]as a heap;
He lays up the deeps in storehouses.
Let all the earth fear the Lord;
Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.
For He spoke, and it was done;
He commanded, and it [b]stood fast.
10 The Lord nullifies the counsel of the nations;
He frustrates the plans of the peoples.
11 The counsel of the Lord stands forever,
The plans of His heart from generation to generation.
12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
The people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance.

Nothing can stop God’s plans. He made the whole Universe, the heavens, and the oceans, and every creature that exists. It’s an amazing masterpiece, which no one could improve upon, and yet somehow we still try to come up with our own, better plans in this life. For some reason, we struggle (myself included) to trust that God’s plan is the best plan.

Regardless, we’re not going to stop God’s plan though, as the latter verses state, God nullifies and frustrates the plans of this world, and his plan lasts forever. So, we can either get on board with his plan, or be frustrated because we’re banging our heads against a wall. But maybe that’s not very good motivation for you. Maybe you need a little more?

God’s agenda is rooted in who he is, and his word is truth, he is always faithful. He loves righteousness and justice, and fills the earth with lovingkindness. That’s a pretty good foundation to build on, and His plan stems from all of that. As He told the prophet Jeremiah, “my plan is to prosper you, not to harm you, to give you hope and a future.”

That’s a future worth working towards, and a plan worth following. Anything else we come up with is settling for leftovers (or worse). So choose a seat at the King’s table, learn from Him, seek His wisdom and that in which He delights. You’ll not be disappointed in what you find, which is kind of important since we’re going to live forever!

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