PSALM 33

This entry is part 30 of 65 in the series Psalms

PSALM CHAPTER 33

MAINTAINING HAPPINESS:
Reasons To Praise


There are Powerful and Obvious
Reasons to Praise God !

1. PRAISE IS RIGHT FOR THE UPRIGHT.    V.1,

   A. THE RIGHTEOUS KEEP THEMSELVES FROM THEMSELVES TO
DO IT. 2 SAM. 22:24.
—PRESUMPTUOUS SIN IS KEY. PS. 19:13.
—THEY DON’T LIFT THEMSELVES UP. HAB. 2:4
B. THE RIGHTEOUS ARE MISUNDERSTOOD BY MEN, BUT
UNDERSTOOD BY GOD. JOB 8:6, PS. 7:10.
C. THE UPRIGHT HAVE LIGHT IN DARKNESS. PS. 112:4.

2. PRAISE THE LORD WITH INSTRUMENTS.    V.2.
A. HARP, PSALTERY, TEN STRINGED INSTRUMENT.
HARP—AN INSTRUMENT USED IN MANY WAYS. NOT JUST
FOR ACCOMPANIMENT. 1 CHRON. 25:3.
ALL INSTRUMENTS DESIGNED TO BE DISTINCTIVE. 1 COR. 14:7
B. WITH THE VOICE—AN INSTRUMENT ! REV. 19:1
C. WITH A “NEW” SONG (NEW TO THOSE WHO DIDN’T KNOW
THE LORD BEFORE) PS. 40:3, REV. 5:9, REV. 14:3.
D. DISTURB THE APATHY. PS. 98:4, PS. 150:5, 2 CHRON. 20:19.

3. REASONS FOR PRAISING GOD.    V. 4-19
A. THE WORD OF THE LORD IS RIGHT. V. 4
JOHN 17:17, PSALM 119:140, 160.
B. ALL HIS WORKS ARE DONE IN TRUTH. [‘TRUTH’ BEING HIS
ESTABLISHED LAWS AND RULES]. PS. 111:8.
C. GOD LOVES RIGHTEOUSNESS. PS. 11:7.
D. GOD LOVES JUDGMENT. PS. 37:28, JOHN 9:39.
RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENT REQUIRES GOOD ESTABLISHED LAW.
PSALM 1:1-2.
E. THE EARTH IS FILLED WITH HIS GOODNESS.
THE BEAUTY OF HIS HANDS. EZEK. 28:7, PS. 104:24,
BLESSINGS TO THE LOST. MATT. 5:45.
BLESSINGS TO THE SAVED. MARK 10:30
F. THERE IS POWER IN HIS WORD.
LUKE 4:32, MATT. 8:16, MATT. 8:8-9.
HOW THAT BLESSED THIS WORLD. 2 PETER 3:5
HOW THAT CAN BLESS ME PERSONALLY.
1 PET. 1:23, MATT. 8:16, REV. 12:11, PSALM 17:4.
WHAT IT HAS DONE. V.6-9.
G. THE COUNSEL OF THE LORD STANDS FOREVER. V. 11.
IT BEGAN BEFORE WE DID.
PS. 119:89, 119:160, PS. 33:6, JOHN 1:1.
IT WILL LAST FOREVER. PS. 93:5, REV., 14:6

4. THE BLESSINGS THAT COME FROM PRAISING THE LORD.    V. 12.
A. THAT NATION IS A BLESSED NATION (CONDITIONS).
PS. 144:9-15, DANIEL 4:16-18
B. THE PEOPLE ARE HAPPY PEOPLE (ATTITUDE). PSALM 89:15

5. RETURNING TO REASONS FOR PRAISING GOD.    V. 13-21
A. WE ARE JUDGED BY A RIGHTEOUS GOD. V. 15, 2 TIM. 4:8.
B. HE ALONE PROVIDES THE STRENGTH TO PROTECT.
FROM ETERNAL DEATH. JOHN 5:24.
FROM FAMINE & PROBLEMS HERE. I PETER 5:7.
FAMINES OF THE PAST. PS. 37:25.
FAMINES OF THE FUTURE. MARK 13:8, MARK 8:17-20.
JEWISH BELIEVERS IN TRIB. REV. 12:6, IS. 2:19-22.
C. HE IS WORTH WAITING FOR. WE PRAISE BECAUSE WE KNOW
HE IS COMING TO OUR RESCUE ! V. 20.
JOHN 14:3, ACTS 1:11. *MARK 8:35—WARNING !
D. HE METES OUT BLESSINGS ACCORDING TO OUR FAITH. V. 22.
BLIND MEN—MATTHEW 9:29.
NOT THE “FAITH” THAT IS MERELY FEELINGS, BUT BIBLICAL
FAITH THAT TAKES ACTION.
—IT IS FAITH WITHOUT WAVERING. HEB. 10:23
—IT IS FAITH WITH THE EVIDENCE. JAMES 2:18-20.
ROM. 2:6, I PET. 1:17, REV. 2:23, 2 COR. 5:10.

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