Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Hallelujah! Praise JESUS!

Psalm 111

1Praise The LORD.

I will extol The LORD with all my heart

in the council of the upright and in the assembly.

2Great Are the Works of The LORD;
They are pondered by all who delight in them.
3Glorious and Majestic Are HIS Deeds,
and His Righteousness Endures forever.
4HE Has Caused His Wonders To Be Remembered;
The LORD Is Gracious and Compassionate.

5HE Provides food for those who fear HIM;
HE Remembers HIS Covenant forever.
6HE Has Shown HIS people the Power of HIS Works,
Giving them the lands of other nations.
7The Works of HIS Hands Are Faithful and Just;
all His Precepts Are Trustworthy.
8They Are Established for ever and ever,
Enacted in faithfulness and uprightness.
9HE Provided Redemption For HIS people;
HE Ordained HIS Covenant forever—
Holy and Awesome Is HIS Name.

10The Fear of The LORD is the beginning of wisdom;

all who follow HIS Precepts have good understanding.
To HIM Belongs Eternal Praise.


This and many of the Psalms that follow it seem to have been penned by David for the service of the church in their solemn feasts, and not upon any particular occasion. This is a Psalm of praise. The title of it is “Hallelujah-Praise ye The LORD,” intimating that we must address ourselves to the use of this Psalm with hearts to praise GOD.   

It is composed alphabetically, each sentence beginning with a several letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

The psalmist, exhorting to praise GOD,

I. Sets himself for an example (v. 1).

II. Furnishes us with matter for praise from the Works of GOD.

1. The Greatness of His Works and the Glory of them.

2. The Righteousness of them.

3. The Goodness of them.

4. The Power of them.

5. The Conformity of them to HIS WORD of Promise.

6. The Perpetuity of them.

These observations are intermixed (v. 2-9).

III. He recommends the Holy Fear of GOD, and full obedience to HIS Commands, as the most acceptable way of praising GOD (v. 10).

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