Who’s at the Center? (Psalm 33:11)


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Recently, I had what for me was a “Copernican moment”: I am not at the center of the universe. The world doesn’t revolve around me, it doesn’t move at my pace, in my terms, nor in accord with my preferences.

Though we might wish it to be otherwise, life is not all about us. Everything revolves around the Lord. In Psalm 33, we read that all nature revolves around Him and His control (vv. 6-9). He assigned the sea its boundaries and locked the ocean in vast reservoirs. Everything in nature operates in accordance with the laws He has set.

The nations also revolve around the Lord (vv. 10-12). No plan or scheme can stand up against God’s. ultimately, it is the Lord’s plan that will stand forever. His intention can never be shaken.

Finally, the lives of all humanity revolve around the Lord (vv. 13-19). God sees the whole human race. He made our hearts, and He understands everything we do. And He has the power to intervene in our lives and deliver us from situations spinning out of control.

Our life is created to be centered on God, no self. How thankful we can be to serve such a powerful God, who has every aspect of our lives under His control. – Poh Fang Chia

Teach me, Lord, to live out the truth of Psalm 33. May I revere You as I should. May I and all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of You, for Your counsel and plans stand forever.

When we die to all about us, we live to God above us.

  • April 18, Vol. 22, Our Daily Bread

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