The Steps of a Righteous Person (Psalm 111-118)

 [a] Praise the Lord!
Blessed is the man who fears the Lord,
    who greatly delights in his commandments! Psalm 112:1

As I sit before my computer with an open Bible to my left, I cannot keep from praising the Lord for who He is. By His grace I am able to do what the Psalmist directs me to do. Here was his direction given by the Lord:

“This is the day the Lord has made: let us rejoice and be glad in it,” Psalm 118:24.

Brothers and sisters, can you obey the Lord in this day?

As I think about all the different things that could happen today, I must confess, its not always easy to rejoice and be glad in every day. I am thinking about what a good friend is experiencing today as he is about to bury his father who is his best friend. I am thinking about a dear friend who is going through hell in their family. How can they worship the Lord in this moment?

I know this sounds simply like something a preacher would say, but it is really true: Those who look exclusively to God cannot keep from rejoicing in Him because He is the God who is greater than any storm we face. Consider just a few of the many blessings we have in Him. For our time I will just look at Psalm 112:

  • He is a perfect and all-powerful Lord.
  • He blesses generations of the righteous.
  • He offers mercy and grace daily to His people.
  • He lights even the darkest of paths we may find ourselves on.
  • He has given each of us a generous heart toward others.
  • He has given us a mind to live in righteous ways.
  • He is the God who cannot be moved.

Brothers and sisters, how can we do anything less than praise the Lord? I love Him this day and I am rejoicing in Him. I am also rejoicing in what He is about to do in your life today. Please join me today in making a praise chart with the blessings of who He is.

Two Questions:

  1. What is the one thing above everything else that you love to praise Him for?
  2. What new things have you discovered about God in your studies today?

One Response to “The Steps of a Righteous Person (Psalm 111-118)”

  1. Askew, David B CIV USARMY FCOE (USA) Says:

    CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

    In response, :
    1. What is the one thing above everything else that you love to praise Him for?
    I love to praise Him above everything else for He loves me so much that He gave me His Son Christ Jesus to pay my sin debt at Calvary so that I could come before the throne boldly and seek His wisdom.
    2. What new things have you discovered about God in your studies today?
    In Exodus 1, the Egyptians were piling on the burdens to the Israelites, yet they continued to grow in might and strength and the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites (vs 6-14). I was struck by the plans of the Lord as He allowed the Israelites to bear the burden so they would be prepared for what lay ahead; I was struck by the plans of the Lord as He caused dread to fill the hearts of the Egyptians in seeing the failure of their oppression of the blessed of God.
    I will sing to the Lord because He has dealt bountifully with me (Psalm 13:6)!

    Mr. David B. Askew
    Deputy G1/G4
    Fires Center of Excellence

    COMM (580) 442-3785
    Cell (912) 492-0108

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