In today’s One Year Bible reading in Psalm 33:1–11, the Psalmist calls those who are righteous to praise the Lord with joyful singing and with musical instruments played skillfully. Such praise is the appropriate response for the redeemed, for it’s only through Jesus’ redemptive work that one can be made righteous. (In fact, such praise is the appropriate response from all the people of the earth, whether or not they know Him.) And this song of praise should be new every day—a fresh appreciation for who God is and what He’s done.
Such praise is the appropriate response for God as creator, who brought everything into being by the word of His mouth. It’s the appropriate response for God as sustainer, who holds everything together by the word of his power (Heb. 1:3). And it’s the appropriate response for God as the sovereign ruler whose purposes cannot be thwarted by people, nations, or even Satan. God’s plans and purposes—which are always right, true and loving—stand firm forever!
So let us always praise the Lord with all we are and all we have, and let that praise be new and fresh every day!