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Psalms 111 – 114

Psalm 111

Praise to God for his many might deeds and marvelous blessings.  When David is resurrected with God’s chosen and then the nations are delivered from bondage to Satan and sin, not only the chosen but the whole earth will be ecstatic with praise for the Mighty One of our Salvation

Psalm 111:1 Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.

God has done many wonderful works for the sons of men, beginning with the creation itself and then God’s mighty deeds in calling Israel out of Egypt as an instructional allegory of God calling and delivering humanity out of bondage to Satan and sin.  From creating mankind to divesting himself of his God-hood to be made flesh and die for humanity the Awesome Deliverance of our LORD is so much graater than tongue can tell!  

111:2 The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.  111:3 His work is honourable and glorious: and his righteousness endureth for ever.

The whole purpose of God being made flesh and dying for our sins is so that we will remember forever, and will NEVER again be tempted to rebel or sin once given eternal life! 

111:4 He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion.

God gives the spiritual food of every Word of God to those who sincerely repent of sin and enter his New Covenant of living by every Word of God.

111:5 He hath given meat [food, the Word of God] unto them that fear [love and respect God to live by his Word] him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant [God’s New Covenant of marriage to his collective spiritual bride, spiritual Israel].

Ultimately the unrepentant wicked will be destroyed and the faithful will inherit all things under our LORD and God the Father.

111:6 He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen.  111:7 The works of his hands are verity [truth] and [just fair godly judgment] judgment; all his commandments are sure. 111:8 They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness [righteousness is defined by every Word of God].

111:9 He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his [New Covenant of Jeremiah 31:31] covenant for ever: holy and reverend [highly esteemed] is his [God’s reputation is great according to all his mighty deeds on behalf of the faithful] name.

Those who compromise with the Word of God and tolerate sin are most foolish, they are promoting their own destruction and death; because the Word of God is the path to salvation and life eternal.  The Word of God is the wisdom of God, and respect to live by every Word of God is the first step in attaining to the wisdom of God. 

111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.

 

Psalm 112

God is great and greatly to be praised for all he does for his faithful.  Every person who lives by every Word of God, although they may suffer in this world, will be resurrected to spirit and eternal life with many blessings.

Psalm 112:1 Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.

Those who live by every Word of God will be resurrected to eternal life and as they diligently teach their children to also live by every Word of God the children will also be greatly blessed if they remain in the way.

112:2 His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright [the faithful to God] shall be blessed.

Great spiritual wealth will accrue in the house of those who wholeheartedly seek to live by every Word of God, and that spiritual wealth will follow them in the resurrection to spirit and they shall be blessed forever.

112:3 Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.

The Word of God is light that chases away the darkness of ignorance and sin; Jesus Christ is the Word and the Light of godliness (John 1 and John 8:12).  Our LORD is full of mercy and co0mpassion for the sincerely repentant who wholehearted seek to internalize the righteousness of every Word of God.

112:4 Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.

Our LORD is merciful and gives to his beloved, rejecting the unrepentant; thereby ruling with wisdom and discretion.

112:5 A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.

The righteousness of our LORD is the whole Word of God, which will be wholeheartedly kept by the faithful person forever and ever.

112:6 Surely he shall not be moved [from faithfulness to every Word of God] for ever: the righteous [of every Word of God] shall be in everlasting remembrance.

Those who trust in the LORD to live by every Word of God need not fear even death itself.

112:7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed [on godliness], trusting in the LORD.

Those who internalize and live by every Word of God will see the enemies of  Satan and sin destroyed. 

Jesus Christ is sitting at the right hand of God the Father waiting for his time to come to the earth to overwhelm his enemies of Satan and sin.  He gives mercy to the humble and repentant who are poor in the spirit of pride and self-justification.  His righteousness is the righteousness of every Word of God and he is exalted forever and ever.

112:8 His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies. 112:9 He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.

The unrepentant wicked will be vexed as they perish while the righteous who they have hated will prosper.

112:10 The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.

 

Psalm 113

Praise to God who delivers his faithful.

Jesus Christ delivered those who obeyed him and who followed him out of bondage in Egypt. If Israel had not obeyed God’s  Passover instructions, their first born would have died.  This was only the beginning of obedience, for they had to follow Christ OUT of  bondage of Egypt [a type of bondage to sin]! 

The spiritually Called Out from sin, must also obey and follow the Lamb of God sacrificed for us, in order to be delivered from bondage to sin.  Refusing to follow every Word of God, means that we are remaining in sin and will face the fate of all sinners. 

Let us remember the Mighty Deed of the Creator of the universe in giving up his God-hood to die like a lamb for us.  He now sits at the right hand of God the Father awaiting the appointed time to come and establish the Kingdom of God! 

The Father in heaven and the Lamb of God, are Great and Greatly to be Praised!

Remember that where the word “LORD” is all capitals; it refers to YHVH the family of God, including God the Father and the Eternal Creator, the Lamb of God who became Jesus Christ!

113:1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise, O ye servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD.  113:2 Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and for evermore.

113:3 From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD’s name is to be praised.  113:4 The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens.

Our marvelous Creator gave up eternity and unlimited power to be made flesh and give his life for his Creation!  Our Creator humbled himself and lowered himself to become flesh, to save us from our own wickedness!  How marvelous is his love!  he is WORTHY to be praised forever!

113:5 Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high,  113:6 Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!

As he delivered the poor and downtrodden slaves from physical Egypt, He delivers the spiritually poor [humble and submissive to God], lifting them up out of the filth and bondage of sin and wickedness, that he might deliver his Called and Chosen to eternal life as princes [Kings, and Priests]. 

113:7 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill;  113:8 That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people.

Physical Israel was enslaved in Egypt and heavily oppressed having no hope, like a barren woman who has no hope of children.  Our Mighty God delivered physical Israel out of Egypt and caused her to rejoice, as a barren woman who is freed from her trials and becomes the mother of many!

Even so, those spiritually called out of their hopeless bondage to sin, have been called into the freedom of the Word of God; and if they persevere in living by every Word of God, they will be spiritually fruitful, and be filled with the great joy of  spiritual fruitfulness, and receive the promises of faithfulness:  eternal life and blessings. 

113:9 He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD.

 

Psalm 114

God called physical Israel out of Egypt to be his people, his physical Bride;  and he has called out a spiritual Israel to become a  part of his collective spiritual Bride.  Today the faithful of spiritual Israel who follow the Lamb of God and keep  his Word; are a spiritual temple, the sanctuary of God where God dwells through the agency of God’s Holy Spirit.

114:1 When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language;  114:2 Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion.

Before the Might of the Lamb of God, the Mighty One of creation; the Red Sea was opened up for physical Israel, the Called Out of Egypt:  and later the Jordan in flood was parted! 

Before the Presence of the Lamb of God, the Mighty One of creation, the Red Sea representing death itself,  and the grave; was opened. 

Even so the graves shall be opened up and the faithful followers of the Lamb will be raised up to eternal life, FREE from bondage to sin and death!  And the spiritual Jordan, the barrier preventing entry into the Promised land of Eternal life will be parted. 

114:3 The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back.

Before the power of the Deliverer at his next coming to deliver his spiritual Called Out from the bondage of sin, the mountains and hills shall shake and tremble!  and governments small; and great, shall also shake with awe at the greatness of our God, and will deliver their kingdoms up to HIM! 

The graves represented by the Red Sea, shake and open to let the faithful followers of the Mighty God go free!  The earth will shiver with mighty earthquakes, and its governments shake greatly and tremble before the  Strength of our Mighty One! 

114:4 The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs. 114:5 What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back 114:6 Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams; and ye little hills, like lambs?

The earth shall shake and tremble exceedingly, when the Deliverer of the spiritually called out and faithful, comes to gather his chosen Bride!  and then returns with his Chosen Elect!

114:7 Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob;

The Eternal is the Rock and Salvation of all those called and faithful to every Word of God, who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. HE has poured out of himself the water of his Word and Spirit of life eternal; which is the whole Word of God and the Spirit of his wisdom  and truth!

114:8 Which turned the rock into a standing water, the flint into a fountain of waters.

I hope that our readers begin to see the reason why the Creator inspired the writing of these Psalms and their recital at the Passover; and how much more meaningful they make the Passover service.

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