What Does Psalm 33:12 Mean?

Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, The people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance.

Psalm 33:12(NASB)

Verse Thoughts

These meaningful words, probably written by King David, were naturally directed towards the chosen people of Israel, for they were surrounded by a sea of pagan nations who worshipped false gods and empty idols. How blessed they were to have the Lord as their God. How blessed they were to have a covenant-keeping God Who is the Creator of the universe, for Israel were His chosen people They were a holy nation; God’s adopted son and His special inheritance.

But this blessing is equally true today in this unique age of grace, when His arms remain wide open to Jew and Gentile alike to become the people of God, bringing forth the fruit that God requires. For we too are a chosen generation and a holy nation We too are a peculiar people, set apart unto Him. How blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD and the people who belong to Him. How blessed are those that are born again in Christ in this dispensation of grace, for we are those He has chosen as His own inheritance.

He is not only the great Sustainer of nature and the generous God of providence, but He is our peace, and hope and love and joy and He is our Comforter, Defender – our Saviour and Friend. Rebellious man; pagan people, secular societies and hedonistic nations are blinded to His truth; opposed to His way; cynical of His life and hostile to His Son, unaware that they could not draw another breath, either to bless Him or to curse Him without His great, sustaining power.

The nations of the world have chosen to rebel against the Lord, and His hand of blessing is being withdrawn before He comes to address the evil of this age. The nation of Israel has been set aside for a season until they too are ready to bring forth the fruit of righteousness in the coming time of Jacob’s trouble - that future time of great tribulation.

But truly blessed, without measure, is the man, the woman, the people – the nation whose God is the LORD. Truly blessed are His people Israel and His Body, which is the church for He loved the world so much that He sent His only begotten Son that whosoever believes on Him should not perish but become inheritors of His coming kingdom and be given life everlasting – and ALL His promises, both to Israel and to the Church are ‘Yes’ and ‘Amen’ in Christ Jesus our Lord. Praise His holy name

My Prayer

Loving Father, I thank You that I am Your child and that Your promises to both Israel and the Church are irrevocable. Look down with pity on those that are lost in trespasses and sins and I pray that many may come to faith in Jesus Christ, who is the only way, the only truth, the only life and the only Saviour, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.

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