Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | April 28, 2016

“Let all the earth fear the Lord; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.”

Today’s devotion comes from Psalm 33:1-11.

“Sing for joy in the Lord, O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming to the upright.
2 Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre;
Sing praises to Him with a harp of ten strings.
3 Sing to Him a new song;
Play skillfully with a shout of joy.
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 lovingkindness of the Lord.

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 together 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.
9 For He spoke, and it was done;
He commanded, and it 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.”   Psalm 33:1-11.

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“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”  Proverbs 9:10.

Other doctrine seeks to know man and man’s works.
 
But, Reformed Doctrine seeks to know God and His works.
 
Other doctrine minimizes God’s work of creation with the primary motivation of promoting man’s work of evolution.
 
But, Reformed Doctrine sees God’s work of creation praised everywhere in Scripture.
 
Other doctrine seeks to praise man and man’s works.
 
But, Reformed Doctrine seeks to praise God and His works. 

“Sing for joy in the Lord, O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming to the upright.
2 Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre;
Sing praises to Him with a harp of ten strings.
3 Sing to Him a new song;
Play skillfully with a shout of joy.”  Verses 1-3.

Other doctrine is more interested in man’s words.
 
But, Reformed Doctrine views man’s words as like chaff which the wind blows away and instead seeks eagerly God’s Word.
 
“The Lord nullifies the counsel of the nations;
He frustrates the plans of the peoples.”  Verse 10.

“For the word of the Lord is upright, …”  Verse 4.

“By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
And by the breath of His mouth all their host.”  Verse 6.

“For He spoke, and it was done;
He commanded, and it stood fast.”  Verse 9.

“The counsel of the Lord stands forever, …”  Verse 11.

Other doctrine loves its own righteousness.
 
But, Reformed Doctrine loves God’s righteousness.

“He (God) loves righteousness and justice;
The earth is full of the lovingkindness of the Lord.”  Verse 5.

Other doctrine tries to find man’s faithfulness.
 
But, Reformed Doctrine sings for joy at God’s faithfulness.

“… all His work is done in faithfulness.”  Verse 4.

“… The plans of His heart from generation to generation.”  Verse 11.

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