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“Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.” Psalm 33:8-9

How foolish it is for people to exclude the LORD God from their lives and imagine they can live without Him. How foolish it is to fail to honor and respect the LORD who made us and all things and gave us life. They forget that “in Him we live, and move, and have our being” — that He holds our very breath in His hands (Acts 17:28; Daniel 5:23).

The Bible tells us: “By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth” (Psalm 33:6). And not only did He create the heavens and all the stars by His almighty Word, He created the earth and mankind as well.

“Thou, even thou, art LORD alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee” (Nehemiah 9:6).

Therefore, “Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.”

Those who are wise will acknowledge and fear the LORD God and give Him the honor and glory due unto His name. They will offer unto Him their worship and praise. “Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright. Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings. Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise” (Psalm 33:1-3).

And since the LORD God looks down upon the sons of men and considers all their works, it is foolish to place our confidence in human might and strength. Rather, the wise will place their trust in the LORD, their Maker. They will look unto Him for mercy and trust in His name.

“Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy” (Psalm 33:18). And the LORD is merciful. He so loved the world that he gave His only-begotten Son to suffer and die for mankind's sin and then rise again. For the sake of Christ Jesus, God the Son in human flesh, God is merciful and forgiving toward us and offers us life with Him.

“Our soul waiteth 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 thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us according as we hope in thee” (Psalm 33:20-22).

[Devotion by Randy Moll. Scripture from the King James Version of the Bible.]

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