Meditation on Psalm 33


December 17, 2016



The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing;
    he frustrates the plans of the peoples.
11 The counsel of the Lord stands for ever,
    the plans of his heart to all generations.
12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
    the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!


Here are words for the wise.  Words of encouragement for those who remain faithful to God in the face of opposition and persecution, whether by the state or the culture.  All human schemes and philosophies are doomed.  Marx thought he had everything figured out and look at the horrible consequences of the implementation of his philosophies.

Today the woods are full of the same dynamic.  There are those – and they are organized and clever – who tell us over and over that they have found the new way to utopia and that it is in fact adherence to God’s laws that has been in the way of universal justice and freedom.  But all of these “new ideas” will soon be relegated to the dustbins of history – at great cost to those who have been seduced by them.

But the counsel of the Lord stands forever.  That anchor holds.

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