30 DoW: Psalm 111 - Dependable

Psalm 111
The works of his hands are faithful and just;
all his precepts are trustworthy.

8 They are steadfast for ever and ever,
done in faithfulness and uprightness.

He provided redemption for his people;
he ordained his covenant forever--
holy and awesome is his name.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
all who follow his precepts have good understanding.
To him belongs eternal praise.

It strikes very close to home that we can really trust nothing in this world. There is an extreme lack of justice. Our own faithfulness is often met with slaps in the face. It is especially close to home right now because my husband, who has worked with skill and care for his customers at the same job for 20+ years, is currently being ousted by that employer because of their own greed and concern for their bottom line.

Thank God that He is dependable in all things and at all times, even when the world is not. As I deal with my own anger at the injustices I see, personally and globally, I keep coming back to this reality.

I love the acknowledgment here that "holy and awesome is his name," as also addressed yesterday. To Him truly does belong eternal praise

And, of course, as we've seen so often throughout these clips of Psalms, "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom." This is the only kind of fear worth having.

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