Chapter 33: Rejoice in the Lord
David opens this Psalm with; “REJOICE in the Lord…” (Psalms 33:1)
He goes on to say that “…the word of the Lord is right…” (Psalms 33:4) and that “By the word of the Lord were the heavens made…” (Psalms 33:6)
Who is the WORD? In the Gospel of John we read; “IN the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…. All things were made by him…” (John 1:1-3) The “Word” in this case is referring to Jesus Christ who was there with God (our Heavenly Father) when the world was created.
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord…” (Psalms 33:12) We are reminded of the importance of keeping God in our government. Separation of Church and State are important. However a complete lack and disregard for God in our government is a huge mistake.
Chapter 34: Watch What You Say
A Psalm of David, when he changed his behavior before Abimelech; who drove him away and he departed.
David blesses and praises the Lord at all times, because by doing so we can be delivered from our fears.
David also gives us a really great counsel;
“Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile (honesty). Depart from evil, and do goo; seek peace, and pursue it. The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry. The face of the Lord is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.” (Psalms 34:13-16)
Essentially, keep yourself from being bad. Do good, keep peace and don’t lie. All pretty good advice!