Psalm 111

Praise the Lord.

I will extol the Lord with all my heart in the council of the upright and in the assembly.

Great are the works of the Lord; they are pondered by all who delight in them. Glorious and majestic are his deeds, and his righteousness endures forever. He has caused his wonders to be remembered; the Lord is gracious and compassionate. He provides food for those who fear him; he remembers his covenant for ever. He has shown his people the power of his works, giving them the lands of other nations. The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy. They are steadfast for ever and ever, done in faithfulness and uprightness. He provided redemption for his people; he ordained his covenant forever–holy and awesome is his name.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.

A Thought

This Psalm was sang by the Hebrew people to praise and worship the Lord for the great works of his majesty, his righteousness, his compassion, his provision, his faithfulness and his redemption for his people. The Israelites learned that to reverence God with fear and awe is the beginning of wisdom and understanding. We, need to study and remember the mighty works and character of our God and never cease to praise and worship his holy and awesome name.

Our Prayer

Father thank you for the authority of your word revealing your love, your righteousness, your provision, your compassion, and your redemption for all who will believe and accept your word of truth. We desire to follow and have a good understanding of what is means to fear you. We desire to trust, to obey and to love you with all of our heart. We give thanks and praise for your mighty works and sing to you, our redeemer in Jesus’ name, amen.