Saturday, September 05, 2009

Psalm 111

What I love in this is that those who love the Lord "SEEKS OUT HIS WORKS because they have pleasure in them."

To seek out what God has done! So many folks don't do that. It's a kind of spiritual work, the opposite of spiritual sloth, to seek out God's works. Whether it's a scientific (holy) mind searching out God's greatness and all of creation. Or whether it's a holy person who simply wants to see God's goodness in the world, these people have pleasure in God's goodness, creativity, kindness...and they look about at all that testify of him.

In addition, there are those who fear God. God has not given us a spirit of fear so we shouldn't be afraid of him but there's a kind of holy awe. And God knows when his people are in awe of him. He gives these people spiritual (and physical) meat.

God's promises are not promised willy-nilly; they're promised to those who are good and who love him.

Psalm 111

1Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.
2The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.
3His work is honourable and glorious: and his righteousness endureth for ever.
4He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion.
5He hath given meat unto them that fear him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant.
6He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen.
7The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.
8They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.
9He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.
10The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.

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