Ps 111:1-10. The Psalmist celebrates God's gracious
dealings with His people, of which a summary statement is given.
1. Praise ye the Lord—or,
Hallelujah (Ps 104:35).
This seems to serve as a title to those of the later Psalms, which,
like this, set forth God's gracious government and its blessed fruits.
This praise claims the
whole heart—(Ps 86:12), and is rendered publicly.
upright—a title of the true Israel
2. His works, that is, of providence
and grace are
sought—or, carefully studied, by all
desiring to know them.
3, 4. honourable and glorious—literally,
"honor and majesty," which illustrate His glorious perfections.
righteousness—(Ps 7:17; 31:1), which He has made memorable by
wonders of love and mercy, in supplying the wants of His people
according to covenant engagements.
6-8. His power was shown especially in giving
them the promised land, and His faithfulness and justice thus displayed
are, like His precepts, reliable and of permanent obligation.
9. The deliverance He provided accorded to His
established covenant. Thus He manifested Himself in the sum of His
perfections (Ps 20:1, 7; 22:3) worthy of reverence.
10. And hence love and fear of such a God is
the chief element of true wisdom (compare Pr 1:7; 9:10).