Psalm 111

Psalm 111 #6

He sent redemption to his people; he has commanded his covenant forever. Holy and awesome is his name! The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever! (Psalm 111:9-10) He sent redemption to his people – a ransom for the release …

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Psalm 111 #5

The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy; they are established forever and ever, to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness. (Psalm 111:7-8) The things he does are faithful. Usually I think of a person being faithful. Faithful is loyal, trustworthy, keeping promises. Things like that. How can actions …

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Psalm 111 #4

He provides food for those who fear him; he remembers his covenant forever. He has shown his people the power of his works, in giving them the inheritance of the nations. (Psalm 111:5-6) This section still talks about the awesome things he does, but it seems to single out “his people” here. Food to those …

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Psalm 111 #3

Full of splendor and majesty is his work, and his righteousness endures forever. He has caused his wondrous works to be remembered; the LORD is gracious and merciful. (Psalm 111:3-4) These verses continue to talk about God’s work. Splendor can also be translated vigor. Sometimes it’s easy to think of God’s work as a more …

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Psalm 111 #2

Great are the works of the LORD, studied by all who delight in them. Full of splendor and majesty is his work, and his righteousness endures forever. (Psalm 111:2-3) This Psalm focuses on God’s work. So let’s start looking at the picture it paints. First, the word great doesn’t just mean big. The meaning also …

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