The righteous rejoice and praise for they are justified
Psalms 33: 1 - Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: praise is comely for the upright.
Let me expound this scripture before I get into its message.
Psalms 33: 1 - Rejoice [means to overcome (from within) or cry out] in the LORD, O ye righteous [the word here is really justified]: praise [glory] is comely [to dwell] for the upright [the word means the righteous].
Psalms 33: 1 (Expounded) - Overcome from within in the LORD, O ye justified: glory dwells in the righteous.
The message say those whom the Lord calls His righteous are not perfect but they are the ones whom the Lord justifies, they overcome from within and praise dwells in them.
Please get this right. No one has and can be righteous unless we do all what is needed of us. Jesus rebuked the young man who called Him good master. One will understand Jesus did not call Himself good until He complete all that was written of Him in the books of Moses and Prophets. It was only when He did all things He sat on the Right (Righteous) Hand of the Father.
We all are growing in understanding of the Word since we lack full knowledge of it, it is not possible for us to be righteous, yet the Lord calls us righteous for He has given us His Spirit of Truth (1 of the 7 Spirits of the Holy Spirit) and it is the working of the Holy Spirit in us Who causes us overcome and thus be justified in the Lord. That is why God's glory dwells in them for from a lump of carbon God makes them into a diamond.
Let us not try to be righteous by doing things like trying to keep the Law or be good, but let us surrender to the Spirit of God and be led by Him. Let Him work in us and through us, and help us overcome making us righteous, so that we become a source that gives glory to God.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, No man has been able to keep your Commandments for man is corrupt (incomplete) due to sin. You came as man and showed us how by the power of the Holy Spirit we can be righteous. Lord we pray we learn not to work in our strength but surrender to You and by your working in us, we glorify You...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference ]
16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
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