By Scott Armstrong
“Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him. Praise the Lord with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy” (Ps. 33:1-3).
(Read Psalm 33:1-12)
Let’s experience these words of worship together for a few minutes…
As we start this psalm, we are instructed to make music to God, sing to Him, play instruments, shout for joy, and use every possible form of music to praise our Lord (vv.1-3)! Why? Let’s count the reasons. We worship Him because this is the God:
–Who is Right and True (v.4). He is always fair in his decisions.
–Who is Faithful (v.4). He keeps His promises and can always be trusted.
–Who Loves Righteousness and Justice (v.5). He does what is right and correct and delights when others do the same.
–Who’s Love Never Fails (v.6). His love will never run out; he loves every person, every moment, in every situation they are in.
–Who is Creator (vv.6, 7, 9). Out of nothing He dreamed the world and spoke it into existence. Out of nothing He created a masterpiece such as you.
–Who is AWESOME (v.8). His greatness deserves our praise. In light of His astonishing grace, the whole world will fall on their knees and worship Him.
–Who is in Control (v.10). The nations and rulers and kings of this world are not in charge; He always has the last word.
–Who is Constant (v.11). Through the ages of time His promises will never change and His will shall be eternally accomplished.
In the light of these reasons, we can see why the writer sings, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance” (v.12).
How will you praise such an incredible God today?