Psalms 33:11

11 1The counsel of the LORD stands forever, the plans of his heart to all generations.

Psalms 33:11 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 33:11

The counsel of the Lord standeth for ever
By which are meant, not the doctrines of the Gospel, nor the ordinances of it; though these will stand firm, and remain to the end of the world; but the purposes and decrees of God, which are wisely formed in himself, are eternal and unfrustrable, and relate to all things in providence and grace. The Lord does all things according to the counsel of his will in the government of the world, and in the salvation of men: the choice of persons to everlasting life is according to it; and so are their redemption, effectual calling, and glorification;

the thoughts of his heart to all generations;
which, with respect to his own people, are thoughts of peace, grace, and mercy; these are many, and within himself, were very early, even from all eternity, and have their sure and certain effect, ( Isaiah 14:24 ) ; see ( Proverbs 19:21 ) ( Isaiah 46:10 ) .

Psalms 33:11 In-Context

9 For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm.
10 The LORD brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; he frustrates the plans of the peoples.
11 The counsel of the LORD stands forever, 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!
13 The LORD looks down from heaven; he sees all the children of man;

Cross References 1

  • 1. Proverbs 19:21; Isaiah 46:10
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