Psalm 33: the purity of joy
Joy can simply be defined as the essence of life. The purity and sincerity of this feeling is a sensation that all need to experience in order to have peace in their hearts. Therefore, the psalms of the day that bring more joy to our hearts will also give us the power to resist the obstacles that appear in our ways. The psalms of the day can leave you more prepared so that even if we go through difficult times, we are still happy and satisfied with all the graces of our lives. In this article we will look at the meaning and interpretation of psalm 33.
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Understand the psalms
Channels of resources for healing and balance of body and soul, the Psalms of the day have the power to reorganize our entire existence and understanding of being. Being at peace with the divine will surely bring much joy to our hearts. To think that there is always someone to look after us leaves us more relaxed and with the determination to face what is ahead in our day to day.
Each Psalm has a specific purpose and specific powers, the chosen Psalm should be recited or sung for 3, 7 or 21 days in a row, so that it becomes even greater and enables its goals to be fully attained. As an example, we can mention Psalm 33, which promotes the joy of existing and accomplishing tasks and dreams with a brightness in the eye, since it allows us to see all the beauty that surrounds us, but we are very distressed or occupied to perceive it.
Psalms of the day: all the joy of psalm 33
Psalm 33 has helped us to do the day-to-day tasks with goodwill and more joy. The psalmist tells us about the joy of being in connection with the divine and how justice always falls on the blessed. It encourages us to appreciate better what is around us, always extolling the way God does everything to take care of his creation, as well as the power to fill our lives by accepting it.
It is composed of 22 verses, curiously the same amount of letters of the Hebrew alphabet. It was the custom of the Hebrews even to make poetry and melody in this way, using the letters of the alphabet, even if they were not arranged in an acrostic form.
1 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.
6 By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
their starry host by the breath of his mouth.
7 He gathers the waters of the sea into jars[a];
he puts the deep into storehouses.
8 Let all the earth fear the Lord;
let all the people of the world revere him.
9 For he spoke, and it came to be;
he commanded, and it stood firm.
10 The Lord foils the plans of the nations;
he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.
11 But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever,
the purposes of his heart through all generations.
12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
the people he chose for his inheritance.
13 From heaven the Lord looks down
and sees all mankind;
14 from his dwelling place he watches
all who live on earth—
15 he who forms the hearts of all,
who considers everything they do.
16 No king is saved by the size of his army;
no warrior escapes by his great strength.
17 A horse is a vain hope for deliverance;
despite all its great strength it cannot save.
18 But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him,
on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,
19 to deliver them from death
and keep them alive in famine.
20 We wait in hope for the Lord;
he is our help and our shield.
21 In him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in his holy name.
22 May your unfailing love be with us, Lord,
even as we put our hope in you.
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