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  Bro. Tom’s Weekly Bible Study
  Week #120
Posted: May 25, 2007

PSALM 33:4-9

Let us return in our study to Psalm 33, which I have entitled “The Praise Of Jehovah”.  This Psalm praises Him as the creator and controller of all things.  We looked last time at ‘The Command Of Worship’.

Let us look at verses 4-9 this week and “The Creator Of Worship”.  Our text says, “For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth. He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD. By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.  He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses. Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast

 In verses 4-5 we have “The Words Of The Creator”.  I cannot put too much emphasis upon His word.  The Bible tells us He put His word above His name.  We are told in verse 4 that His word is ‘right’ and leads to the works of ‘truth’.  We are raising a generation today who have no moral compass in their life because the word of God is seen as unimportant.  Let us not be surprised when sin abounds and all our human programs of moral change fail one after another.  We are told in verse 5a our God “…loveth righteousness…” (Right standing before Him) and “…judgment:” (Discernment that causes right decisions).

There can be no righteousness and judgment without the word of the Lord.  Let us as parents and grandparents purpose to bring our children under a saturation of a high dew point of the Word of our God.  Our God intensely loves the practice of right living.  We are told in verse 5b that the earth is full of His goodness.  Everything He does is good.  Even what seems to be bad He will cause to turn out for our good.   “God writes with a pen that never blots, speaks with a tongue that never slips, and acts with a hand which never fails.” (Spurgeon)

In verse 6-7 we see ‘The Works Of The Creator’.  We are told that the heavens were spoken into existence by just a word from our God.  He said ‘let there be’ and it was!  I recently read some material about our universe that blew my mind.  Astronomers say that we are living in an expanding universe.  This means all the galaxies are traveling at unbelievable speeds away from the earth.  Some are traveling one hundred million miles per hour.  The further these galaxies get from the earth the faster they travel.  Some are now at a distance beyond our understanding.  They have been photographed at 15 billion light years away.  One light year is equal to a trillion years.  Oh, to think the earth is but less than a particle of dust in this vast universe that found its existence by a mere word from God.  If that was not enough He sent His Son to this particle of dust to redeem a people who were nothing but dust from their sins because He had loved them before time began.

In verse 6 we have the mention of the ‘LORD’ who is the Father,  the ‘WORD’ who is the Son, and the ‘BREATHE’ who is the Spirit.  The triune Godhead in one voice of unity speaks the entire world into its existence.

In verse 7 His Word brought all the waters together and caused the dry land to appear.  He has so much stored up in the depths of His treasure.  There is hail, snow, rain, wind, and all the things needed for this worlds well being.

In verses 8-9 we find, ‘The World Of The Creator’.  We are told to ‘fear’ the LORD.  The word means to hold in a place of high regard and reverence.  The word ‘awe’ has the idea of having the mouth open while scratching the head.  In verse 9 we see just how powerful is His word over this world.  He spoke and it was done.  He speaks and all of creation stands fast.  Let us be reminded that this Old Black Book is the Words of the Creator of all things in the heavens, the earth, and under the earth.  How can we do less than praise Him?