Praise the Lord!
I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart,
in the company of the upright, in the congregation.
2 Great are the works of the Lord,
studied by all who delight in them.
3 Full of splendor and majesty is his work,
and his righteousness endures forever.
4 He has caused his wondrous works to be remembered;
the Lord is gracious and merciful.
5 He provides food for those who fear him;
he remembers his covenant forever.
6 He has shown his people the power of his works,
in giving them the inheritance of the nations.
7 The works of his hands are faithful and just;
all his precepts are trustworthy;
8 they are established forever and ever,
to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness.
9 He sent redemption to his people;
he has commanded his covenant forever.
Holy and awesome is his name!
10 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 (ESV)
This Psalm begins and ends with praise to The Lord. The psalmist ponders the Works of The Lord, through which He has shown us His mighty power. They delight the hearts of those who love Him and meet together in worship.
The Ways of The Lord are gracious and compassionate toward us day by day. As well as His great provision of redemption, His covenant is forever, ordained by His holy name.
The Wisdom The Lord gives to those who fear Him will lead to a good understanding of His word.
Our world needs wise leaders in these days. Let us pray for those in authority this week.