Psa 111: Honouring the Lord
Comments: A simple psalm that is really just appreciating
the Lord in praise [v.1], for all His works [v.2] that reveal
His wonder [v.3], works that are so memorable [v.4], seen in the
way He provides for His covenant people [v.5] for whom He has
provided a land [v.6]. All He does reveals His ongoing faithfulness
and justice in accordance with His covenant with His people [v.7],
a covenant that is unending [v.8], a covenant to ensure redemption
for His people [v.9], a foundation for their honouring Him [v.10].
A truly foundational psalm of praise and causes for commitment
The psalmist insists he will praise God in the public arena
will extol the Lord
with all my
in the council of the upright and in
Why? Because all He does is wonderful
are the works of the Lord
they are pondered by all who delight
They reveal His glory, majesty & righteousness
and majestic are his deeds,
and his righteousness endures for ever.
He brings these things to our remembrance
has caused his wonders to be remembered;
the Lord is gracious and compassionate.
It is His grace & compassion who provides for those in covenant
provides food for those who fear him;
he remembers his covenant for ever.
He revealed His power in giving Israel their land
has shown his people the power of his works,
giving them the lands of other nations.
His actions reveal His ongoing, trustworthy justice…
works of his hands are faithful and just;
all his precepts are trustworthy.
….continuing for ever, in accordance with His character
are established for ever and ever,
enacted in faithfulness and uprightness.
Redemption comes through His covenant with His people
provided redemption for his people;
he ordained his covenant for ever –
holy and awesome is his name.
Thus to honour & respect Him is where wisdom starts
fear of the Lord
is the beginning
all who follow his precepts have good
To him belongs eternal praise.
Comments: Reread the summary at the beginning.]
to Psa 112