Psalm 33:11a "The counsel of the LORD stands forever..."
Day 258 – Psalm 33
“The counsel of the LORD stands forever…” Psalm 33:11a
REJOICING IN THE LORD AND HIS COUNSEL
There are so many things that should bring a sense of rejoicing to the heart. Let us now learn how we may rejoice in the powerful counsel of the Lord.
“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.”
1. “The counsel of the nations”
a) This word is a reference to the plans of man.
b) In this context the plans of the nations are:-
i) Not in line with God’s will.
ii) The counsel of the nations may be compared to the vain plots that are disdained by the Lord (Psalm 2:1-3)
c) The counsel of the nations would be brought to nothing by the Lord.
d) The wicked counsel of man will not be allowed to prevail.
2. “The Counsel of the LORD”
a) This would refer to God’s Divine will.
b) It is stated in this context as “the plans of His heart”.
c) God’s counsel would have the following distinctions:-
i) It would stand forever.
ii) It would last to all generations.
EVERY REASON TO REJOICE IN THE MAJESTY OF GOD’S WORD
We have every reason to rejoice in the Word of the Lord. There is such power in His Word, for by it He created the heavens and the earth.
There is much authority in His word. By it He cancels the counsels of wicked nations. His own counsel on the other hand will last from one generation to another. It stands firm and steadfast forever! Let us cultivate a high regard for the Word of the Lord.