19 “Let them not rejoice over me who are wrongfully my enemies; Nor let them wink with the eye who hate me without a cause. 20 For they do not speak peace, But they devise deceitful matters Against the quiet ones in the land. 21 They also opened their mouth wide against me, And said, ‘Aha, aha! Our eyes have seen it.’” – Psa. 35:19-21
There will always be those who devise deceitful matters against the quiet ones in the land.
“Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. For our heart shall rejoice in Him, Because we have trusted in His holy name. Let Your mercy, O Lord, be upon us, Just as we hope in You.” – Psa. 33:20-22
The Lord is our help and our shield.
“Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, On those who hope in His mercy, To deliver their soul from death, And to keep them alive in famine.” – Psa. 33:18-19
God watches over, delivers, and keeps those who fear Him and hope in His mercy.
“Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent. For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city.” – Jesus (Acts 18:9-10)
This should be a great encouragement to evangelize.
“No king is saved by the multitude of an army; A mighty man is not delivered by great strength. A horse is a vain hope for safety; Neither shall it deliver any by its great strength.” – Psa. 33:16-17
Only God saves, delivers, and is a real hope.
“The Lord looks from heaven; He sees all the sons of men. From the place of His dwelling He looks On all the inhabitants of the earth; He fashions their hearts individually; He considers all their works.” – Psa. 33:13-15
God is sovereign over all people of every nation.
“My times are in Your hands!” – Psalm 31:15
“Our Pilot never sleeps, and His hand never relaxes its grasp.” – C.H. Spurgeon
”The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect. The counsel of the Lord stands forever, The plans of His heart to all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, The people He has chosen as His own inheritance.” – Psa. 33:10-12
God is sovereign over the nations.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Cursed is the nation whose god is NOT the Lord.
“Let all the earth fear the Lord; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.” – Psa. 33:8-9
God has no rival or equal. He, alone is worthy of our fear, awe, and praise.