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Psalm 111

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This Psalm is almost like a Proverb, it provides us with wisdom and direction.  Not only does it speak of God's nature and character but it suggests action for us to take.  "I will extol the Lord," and, "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom."  Begin by reading the passage:

"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 forever.

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 established for ever and ever, enacted 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."

God is deserving of our praise.  God is the search of wisdom and understanding.  God is good in character and deeds.  God is our provider and He is gracious and compassionate.  Perhaps most importantly, God is eternal and He is Holy.  That is why we offer our worship and praise!

Posted by Bruce Powers with