Psalm 111 Amplified Bible (AMP)
When is the right time to praise the Lord? Is it when everything in our lives is going well and we are soaring above turbulent moments? Is it when we are in desperate need of divine help on the verge of weariness? Or, do you have the revelation that no matter what is going on in a day, God is good, ready to bring justice and help, and worthy to be praised every moment?
How we view God in our lives, will be revealed in our praise life. When praise remains on our lips, gratitude, grace, and mercy fills our hearts. May God’s children lift up a mighty shout of praise, today, because he is good all the time!
Psalm 111 The Lord Praised for His Goodness.
1 Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!)
I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart,
In the company of the upright and in the congregation.
2 Great are the works of the Lord,
Studied by all those who delight in them.
3 Splendid and majestic is His work,
And His righteousness endures forever.
4 He has made His wonderful acts to be remembered;
The Lord is gracious and merciful and full of loving compassion.
5 He has given food to those who fear Him [with awe-inspired reverence];
He will remember His covenant forever.
6 He has declared and made known to His people the power of His works,
In giving them the heritage of the nations.
7 The works of His hands are truth and [absolute] justice;
All His precepts are sure (established, reliable, trustworthy).
8 They are upheld forever and ever;
They are done in [absolute] truth and uprightness.
9 He has sent redemption to His people;
He has ordained His covenant forever;
Holy and awesome is His name—[inspiring reverence and godly fear].
10 The [reverent] fear of the Lord is the beginning (the prerequisite, the absolute essential, the alphabet) of wisdom;
A good understanding and a teachable heart are possessed by all those who do the will of the Lord;
His praise endures forever.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for your goodness! I love and respect you and your wisdom! In Jesus’ name. Amen.