Psalm 111 is an acrostic psalm that systematically praises God for His marvelous deeds and everlasting faithfulness. The psalm opens with an unequivocal call to “Praise the Lord,” setting the tone for the verses that follow. The chapter catalogues the Lord’s works as great, glorious, and memorable, stating that those who take delight in them will gain wisdom and understanding. Notably, the psalm emphasizes God’s righteousness, which is described as enduring forever. Furthermore, the chapter touches on God’s provision, His keeping of covenants, and His guidance for His people. A sense of awe and reverence is maintained throughout the psalm, culminating in the assertion that “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” Overall, Psalm 111 offers a comprehensive and heartfelt hymn of praise that acknowledges the awe-inspiring character and deeds of God, making it a cornerstone in the worship and reverence of the divine.

Psalm 111

1  Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.

2  The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.

3  His work is honourable and glorious: and his righteousness endureth for ever.

4  He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion.

5  He hath given meat unto them that fear him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant.

6  He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen.

7  The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.

8  They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.

9  He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.

10  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.

End of Psalm 111

1 Year Plan:  Sept 26 - Isa 43, Isa 44, Isa 45,  Ps 111 [next day]

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