#163 Psalm 33:1-5 Sing Joyfully to the Lord, You Righteous

Joy:
Episode #163 Psalm 33:1-5

Welcome

Amy:
Welcome to The Christgazing Podcast. We are so glad you are here! I’m Amy Burgin.

Joy:
I’m Joy Burgin.

Amy:
Christgazing, kind of like stargazing, is the act of looking steadily and intently at Jesus. If you are anything like us, you desire to fix your eyes on Jesus amid the distractions and troubles of this world. This podcast makes room for us to do that. Amid a world of many words, we slow down here and make space for the God-breathed Words, the best words, the ones that rightly comfort, correct, and lead us. Each week, we read a portion of scripture several times and create stillness after each reading so we might also be still and know God more.

Pour Out Your Heart to God

Amy:
Before we read, take time to share your heart with God. Maybe you have a list of questions for which you need answers—or a heart filled with grief, joy, desire, gratitude, anger, peace, or a mix of some of these things and more—whatever is on your mind, name it, and bring it to God in the next minute.

[Pause and pour out your heart to God]

What Does This Passage Say About God?

Joy:
As I read today’s passage, consider the question: What does this say about God?

Psalm 33:1-5
Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous;
    it is fitting for the upright to praise him.
2 Praise the LORD with the harp;
    make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.
3 Sing to him a new song;
    play skillfully, and shout for joy.

4 For the word of the LORD is right and true;
    he is faithful in all he does.
5 The LORD loves righteousness and justice;
    the earth is full of his unfailing love.

Again?

Psalm 33:1-5
Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous;
    it is fitting for the upright to praise him.
2 Praise the LORD with the harp;
    make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.
3 Sing to him a new song;
    play skillfully, and shout for joy.

4 For the word of the LORD is right and true;
    he is faithful in all he does.
5 The LORD loves righteousness and justice;
    the earth is full of his unfailing love.

Take the next few minutes to consider what this says about God.

[Pause and know]

What Does This Passage Say About People?

Joy:
As I read the passage again, consider the question, what does this say about people?

Psalm 33:1-5
Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous;
    it is fitting for the upright to praise him.
2 Praise the LORD with the harp;
    make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.
3 Sing to him a new song;
    play skillfully, and shout for joy.

4 For the word of the LORD is right and true;
    he is faithful in all he does.
5 The LORD loves righteousness and justice;
    the earth is full of his unfailing love.

Take a minute to consider what this says about people.

[Pause and know]

Lord, What Would You Have Me Know Or Do Today?

Joy:
As I read for the last time, ask God, “Lord, what would you have me know or do today in response to this passage?” 

Psalm 33:1-5
Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous;
    it is fitting for the upright to praise him.
2 Praise the LORD with the harp;
    make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.
3 Sing to him a new song;
    play skillfully, and shout for joy.

4 For the word of the LORD is right and true;
    he is faithful in all he does.
5 The LORD loves righteousness and justice;
    the earth is full of his unfailing love.

Take a minute to ask God, “Lord, what would you have me know or do today?”

[Pause and listen]

Blessing

Joy:
Christgazer, the Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. And may you keep your face turned toward Jesus today and know him more.

One Response

Amy:
Today’s passage said the earth is full of the LORD’s unfailing love. The earth is full of the LORD’s unfailing love. The earth is full of the LORD’s unfailing love.

The word “full” stand out to me.

Colossians 2:9 says that in Christ, all the fullness of God lives in bodily form. In Christ, all the fullness of God lives in bodily form. In Christ, all the fullness of God lives in bodily form.

Colossians 2:10 says that in Christ, you and I have been brought to fullness.  In Christ, you and I have been brought to fullness. In Christ, you and I have been brought to fullness.

I’ll read this one last time and close with Colossians 2:9-15 and Psalm 33:1.

The earth is full of the LORD’s unfailing love.

In Christ, all the fullness of God lives in bodily form.

In Christ, you and I have been brought to fullness. 

He is the head over every power and authority. 11 In him you were also circumcised with a circumcision not performed by human hands. Your whole self ruled by the flesh was put off when you were circumcised by Christ, 12 having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through your faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead.

13 When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, 14 having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. 15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.

This is the word of the Lord spoken on Easter Sunday in the Year of Our Lord, 2024.

Closing

Amy:
You can find a transcript of this episode and all our episodes at amyburgin.com. Joy and I will be back next week to go Christgazing together. Until then, don’t forget, when you put your trust in Christyou are one in whom he dwells and delightsa dearly loved child of God. You are royalty in his strong and unshakeable kingdom. Though trouble abounds, Christ prevails, and so do you.

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