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 who fear him—showing the power of his works to his people—giving them the heritage.

His works aren’t just great, splendid or majestic as the verses before said. They are connected to a group of people. A specific group of people. His people.

Some of his works provide for them. A covenant is a contract made between a King and a subject—in this case, someone who is powerless. That’s where grace comes in. God promises to care for his people. He remembers that they are his.

He wants us to know what he does. He, himself, will make sure we know it. That’s part of the contract, too. He shows His power through the things he does and his people praise him.

The third thing is the inheritance. Not only has he done wonderful things. Things planned long ago. We are not just saved. Jesus will return on day and set up his kingdom, a new heaven and a new earth … and we will inherit it.

God didn’t just show us our sin. He didn’t just make a way out of that sin when Jesus came, lived, and died in our place. He made us heirs—adopted us into his very own family.

He wants us with him always!

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