Ingleside Notes

Praising God for His Sovereignty: Insight & Encouragement from Psalm 33

November 8, 2020 / Tim McCoy, Lead Pastor

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  • Sunday, November 8, Psalm 37
  • Monday, November 9, Psalm 38           
  • Tuesday, November 10, Psalm 39
  • Wednesday, November 11, Psalm 40
  • Thursday, November 12, Psalm 41
  • Friday, November 13, Psalm 42
  • Saturday, November 14, Psalm 43

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Psalm 33

33 Shout for joy in the Lord, O you righteous!
Praise befits the upright.
2    Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre;
make melody to him with the harp of ten strings!
3    Sing to him a new song;
play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts. (ESV)

1. We should give and to the Lord.

4     For the word of the Lord is upright,
and all his work is done in faithfulness.
5    He loves righteousness and justice;
the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord. (ESV)

2. We should praise God because of his character as revealed in his , his , his holiness, & his .

6     By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
and by the breath of his mouth all their host.
7    He gathers the waters of the sea as a heap;
he puts the deeps in storehouses.
8    Let all the earth fear the Lord;
let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him!
9    For he spoke, and it came to be;
he commanded, and it stood firm. (ESV)

3. We should praise God and him because of his sovereignty over all . 

10    The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing;
he frustrates the plans of the peoples.
11    The counsel of the Lord stands forever,
the plans of his heart to all generations.
12    Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!
13    The Lord looks down from heaven;
he sees all the children of man;
14    from where he sits enthroned he looks out
on all the inhabitants of the earth,
15    he who fashions the hearts of them all
and observes all their deeds.
16    The king is not saved by his great army;
a warrior is not delivered by his great strength.
17    The war horse is a false hope for salvation,
and by its great might it cannot rescue. (ESV)

4. We should praise God because of his sovereignty in the affairs of – he sees it all, he knows it all, and his purposes will be accomplished!

Writing to those who had been “born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” (1 Peter 1:3b, ESV), the Apostle Peter wrote:

9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. (1 Peter 2:8-10, ESV)

18    Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him,
on those who hope in his steadfast love,
19    that he may deliver their soul from death
and keep them alive in famine.
20    Our soul waits for the Lord;
he is our help and our shield.
21    For our heart is glad in him,
because we trust in his holy name.
22    Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us,
even as we hope in you. (ESV)

  1. We should praise God because of his sovereign provision and special for his people.

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