Blessed Is The Nation (Psalm 33:1-22)

Gearl Spicer Gearl Spicer, July 3, 2022
Part of the Others series, preached at a Sunday Online service

Psalm 33 (Listen)

33:1   Shout for joy in the LORD, O you righteous!
    Praise befits the upright.
  Give thanks to the LORD with the lyre;
    make melody to him with the harp of ten strings!
  Sing to him a new song;
    play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.
  For the word of the LORD is upright,
    and all his work is done in faithfulness.
  He loves righteousness and justice;
    the earth is full of the steadfast love of the LORD.
  By the word of the LORD the heavens were made,
    and by the breath of his mouth all their host.
  He gathers the waters of the sea as a heap;
    he puts the deeps in storehouses.
  Let all the earth fear the LORD;
    let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him!
  For he spoke, and it came to be;
    he commanded, and it stood firm.
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.
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.


Sermon Notes

Blessed Is The Nation
Psalm 33

Do you pray for America?
Do you pray for our leaders?

We are blessed to live in America! WE must pray and protect our future!

*Sing for joy in the Lord, O you righteous ones; praise is becoming of the
Upright. Psalm 33:1

*The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of His heart from
Generation to generation. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance. Psalm 33:11-12

*Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, on those who hope for His lovingkindness... Psalm 33:18

Lessons we must never forget:

I. Praise shapes our hearts - Psalm 33:1-10
A. He places a new song in our hearts
B. His Word helps us day by day

II. Providence rules our nation - Psalm 33:11-17
A. He guides our hearts to discover Him
B. He observes our ways and corrects us

III. Perspective motivates our soul - Psalm 33:18-22
A. We must center our hearts on Him
B. We must hope in His love
C. We must wait and trust Him

Will you join me in praying for America?

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