"Sing Joyfully to the Lord, you righteous; it is
fitting for the upright to praise him."
(PSALM 33:1)

Psalm 33
William Law, a mid-1700s English clergyman, felt it was fitting to praise God though he’d been blacklisted for not swearing allegiance to King George. During his state-enforced solitude, he found praise creates a sense of delight in God, awakens holy desire, and transforms the heart into an altar.

Law enjoyed the Lord and found peace as he sang the Psalms daily. He wrote, “Singing is as much the proper use of a psalm as devout supplication is the proper use of a form of prayer; and a psalm only read is very much like a prayer that is only looked over.”

The Hebrew word translated as “fitting” (v. 1) comes from a word meaning to be at home. We have been made righteous through Christ so that we can feel right at home in His presence. Singing to Him strengthens us as we separate ourselves from this world’s cares.

This encourages us! No besetting sin can keep us in its grip, no crisis defeat us, no illness hold us captive. We can soar above those trials, praising our Savior who delivered us from them.

Scripture Focus

Psalm 33



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