The Foundation of Faithfulness
Praise the LORD!
I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart,
in the company of the upright, in the congregation.
2 Great are the works of the LORD,
studied by all who delight in them.
3 Full of splendor and majesty is his work,
and his righteousness endures forever.
4 He has caused his wondrous works to be remembered;
the LORD is gracious and merciful.
5 He provides food for those who fear him;
he remembers his covenant forever.
6 He has shown his people the power of his works,
in giving them the inheritance of the nations.
7 The works of his hands are faithful and just;
all his precepts are trustworthy;
8 they are established forever and ever,
to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness.
9 He sent redemption to his people;
he has commanded his covenant forever.
Holy and awesome is his name!
10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom;
all those who practice it have a good understanding.
His praise endures forever!
By praising God for who He is and what He has done, we remind ourselves of His goodness and sovereignty and are able to find joy and peace regardless of the circumstances. This leaves us in awe and reverence of Him, which is the foundation for following Him faithfully!
- Have you ever praised God with all of your heart? If not, I beg you to do it!
- Does your daily prayer life consist of you thanking God for who He is and what He has done in your life? Explain.
- What is the foundation of your wisdom or the basis that you use to make your decisions? If it is not God's Word, ask yourself, "Why not?"