Summary: BECAUSE OUR GOD IS GREAT, WE SHOULD REJOICE IN GOD’S WORD, WE SHOULD REMEMBER GOD’S POWER, WE SHOULD RECOGNIZE GOD’S JUDGEMENT, WE SHOULD REFLECT ON GOD’S WISDOM, WE SHOULD REQUEST GOD’S HELP, AND WE SHOULD RELY ON GOD’S PLAN.
OUR GOD IS GREAT
Psalms 33 seems to have been written in time of a national crisis.
These Scriptures shows us in the midst of the crisis that God is still in control . He controls the destinies of nations and men.
When Robert Morrison, the first missionary to go to China, disembarked from his ship in a Chinese port, the captain sneeringly said, “So you think you are going to make an impression upon China.” Morrison quietly replied, “No, sir, but I believe God will.”
I believe in our day of moral crisis, we have a Great God who will make an impact in our lives and our nation and hold us up if we will trust in Him.
Notice six things we should do.
I-WE SHOULD REJOICE IN GOD’S WORD: 1, 4
1 Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright. 4 For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth.
The word “rejoice” simply means to be made happy or glad.
I see people rejoicing at many things. They rejoice at ball games, catching fish, eating a good meal, getting a promotion on the job, and going on a vacation.
But there is one place we don’t see it very often and that is at God’s house, when God’s Word is taught and preached
Why do we rejoice at God’s Word? Because according to verse four, it right.
It gives you the right words to build our Churches, our homes, our life, and our nation.
We should be rejoicing over God’s Word and getting it out the people in our nation.
ILLUSTRATION: It is said that when the Moravians began their mission in Greenland, they found the natives so ignorant that they decided to begin by educating them. The results were so utterly disappointing that they decided to leave. While waiting for a vessel, one of the missionaries began translating a portion of the Gospels, and thought he would test his translation by reading it. After he had read of the sufferings and death of Jesus, there was a period of silence. Then the chief rose and asked the missionary to read it again. When he had finished, the chief said: “What you read—is it true? You say, ‘It is true!’ Then why did you not tell us that at first? You must not leave us now. We will listen to the words of the Man who suffered for us.” So the Cross conquered where education failed. The missionaries remained to see much fruit from their labors.
II-WE SHOULD REMEMBER GOD’S POWER: 5, 9
5By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. 9 For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.
ILLUSTRATION: A Sunday school teacher was examining her pupils after a series of lessons on God’s omnipotence. She asked, “Is there anything God can’t do?” There was silence. Finally, one lad held up his hand. The teacher, disappointed that the lesson’s point had been missed, asked resignedly, “Well, just what is it that God can’t do?” “Well,” replied the boy, “He can’t please everybody.”
We need to remember our God is the God of great power. We see it manifested in the creation.
Scientist now have discovered three are galaxies that are 15 billion light years from earth. If and we do have a God with that kind of power, we can be assured He has the power to keep us in any situation,
Remember back in the Old Testament, we see the power of God was upon David and he overcame the giant.
If we are to experience God’s power on our nation, our nation will have to come to Him in repentance.
ILLUSTRATION: Napoleon said, “God is on the side of the heaviest artillery.” At Waterloo, he was proved wrong, for the 160 guns of the English overcame the 250 guns of the French. God and one make a majority.
III-WE SHOULD RECOGNIZE GOD’S JUDGEMENT: 8
8 Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
10 The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.
ILLUSTRATION: Here’s something that sounds like a joke, but it’s a tragedy. It happened in Spain. In Barcelona a truck was rolling along carrying an empty coffin. A farmer who was hitch-hiking thumbed a ride. He was bouncing along in the rear of the truck, which was open, when it started to rain. He examined the coffin, found it empty, and crawled inside to keep dry. There he fell asleep.Further on, two other hitch-hikers got a ride on the truck. They were going along at a lively clip when the farmer inside the coffin pushed open the lid, stuck his head out, and observed: “Oh, it has stopped raining.” The two other hitch-hikers were so terrified that they leaped from the speeding truck. One was killed.