Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | May 1, 2016

“Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield.”

Today’s devotion comes from Psalm 33:13-22.

“13 The Lord looks from heaven;
He sees all the sons of men;
14 From His dwelling place He looks out
On all the inhabitants of the earth,
15 He who fashions the hearts of them all,
He who understands all their works.
16 The king is not saved by a mighty army;
A warrior is not delivered by great strength.
17 A horse is a false hope for victory;
Nor does it deliver anyone by its great strength.

18 Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him,
On those who hope for His lovingkindness,
19 To deliver their soul from death
And to keep them alive in famine.
20 Our soul waits for the Lord;
He is our help and our shield.
21 For our heart rejoices in Him,
Because we trust in His holy name.
22 Let Your lovingkindness, O Lord, be upon us,
According as we have hoped in You.”   Psalm 33:13-22.

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Other doctrine teaches:  “Just do it!”

But, Reformed Doctrine teaches:  “Wait for the LORD.”

Other doctrine focuses on man and what man should do.

But, Reformed Doctrine focuses on God and what He has done.

Other doctrine shows off man’s glory, what man has accomplished.

But, Reformed Doctrine shows off God’s glory, what God has accomplished.

Other doctrine shows off man’s strength, wisdom, alleged free-will, and goodness.

But, Reformed Doctrine shows off God’s almighty sovereign power, lovingkindness, justice and righteousness.

“20 Our soul waits for the Lord;
He is our help and our shield.
21 For our heart rejoices in Him,
Because we trust in His holy name.
22 Let Your lovingkindness, O Lord, be upon us,
According as we have hoped in You.”   Verses 20-22.

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