34 Psalms in 34 Days: Psalm 33

“Shout for joy IN the LORD, O you righteous!   Praise befits the upright” (Psalm 33:1).

“The king is not saved by his great army; a warrior is not delivered by his great strength.   The war horse is a false hope for salvation, and by its great might it cannot rescue” (Psalm 33:16-17).

“Our soul waits for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.   For our heart is glad IN him, because we trust IN his holy name.   Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us, even as we hope in YOU” (Psalm 33:20-22).

What will be the source of your greatest, most fulfilling joy today?

It’s a blessing when our hearts are made glad by his rich provisions.   It’s certainly appropriate to rejoice when we hear ABOUT him.   But beyond the undeserved gifts and unparalleled “good news” of his grace is the Source.   Is your joy founded IN him?   Is your heart glad IN him?   Is your trust IN him?

Today, don’t lose sight of the Giver of the gifts.   Don’t overlook the Author of the story.   Don’t allow your admiration to be founded on those temporal blessings that were created to serve as pointers to his unrivaled worth.   Fix your soul and its hope on him.