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English Standard Version (ESV)
Great Are the Lord’s Works
111 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!
- The psalmist called God’s people to praise him, and declared that he would praise God publicly. He cited examples of God’s goodness, and praised him for his redemption and faithfulness.
- God’s people should commit to memory the great characteristics and works of their God so they will remember to trust and obey Him. Try to memorize these 10 short verses and allow them to move you to praise God. As you review this psalm, you will be reminded that God has chosen to exercise his power to redeem and to care for you, his child.
- How has God worked in your recent personal history? Can you think of any “works” you could remember (v4)?
Prayer & Journaling:
Stay with God for a little longer. Continue to converse with God and listen to what he wants to tell me. Then write down any thought and/or prayer in the “Spiritual Journal” book.