The Lord is Reliable

Reliability in Psalm 33:12-22

Psalm 33:12-22 is the Psalm appointed for this Sunday.  The reliability of the Lord is contrasted with the unreliability of everything human.

V.13 The Lord looks down from heaven and sees every human being.  V. 15, God is the one who made all their hearts, the one who knows everything they do.  Therefore the knows what is in our hearts and what makes us tick.

Kings aren’t save by the strength of their armies…a warhorse is a bad bet for victory. (Vs. 16-19)

Vs. 18-19, Now pay attention to this.  “The Lord’s eyes watch all who honor him…to deliver their lives from death…”

The psalm concludes (20-22), “We put our hope in the Lord.  He is our help and our shield…Lord, let your faithful love surround us because we wait for you.”

The hope for which we wait is Jesus.  His is the holy name in which we trust.  He is God’s faithful love that surrounds us.  He is the treasure which is stored in heaven for us.

In epistle lesson from Hebrews 11, the author writes, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”  Jesus says in the gospel lesson (Luke 22-40) “Don’t be anxious…Fear not…It is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”

Tomorrow we will pray,

Almighty and merciful God it is by your grace that we live.  Grant us that we may walk by faith, and not by sight, in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

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