PSALM 111 - Road to Life: Obedience. 21 Feb 2020
Verse 10 says:
"The root of wisdom is fear of Yahweh;
those who attain it are wise."
When I have the fear of Yahweh, I will obey Him.
And even more, I will do as pleases my Creator.
Food for those who fear Him
In the "Our Father", we pray for our daily bread. God knows that we need food. In all those words I read:
"If I first Seek the Kingdom of God, then He will provide all that I need."
And that is a promise which I still find hard to trust. It seems that I rather than trusting God, try to work to provide my own bread, security and luxury.
I assume that is not living in the fear of God. Therefore I ask God forgiveness. And I open my heart for more courageous ways of life.
1 Alleluia! I give thanks to Yahweh with all my heart,
in the meeting-place of honest people, in the assembly.
2 Great are the deeds of Yahweh,
to be pondered by all who delight in them.
3 Full of splendour and majesty his work,
his saving justice stands firm for ever.
4 He gives us a memorial of his great deeds;
Yahweh is mercy and tenderness.
5 He gives food to those who fear him,
he keeps his covenant ever in mind.
6 His works show his people his power
in giving them the birthright of the nations.
7 The works of his hands are fidelity and justice,
all his precepts are trustworthy,
8 established for ever and ever,
accomplished in fidelity and honesty.
9 Deliverance he sends to his people,
his covenant he imposes for ever;
holy and awesome his name.
10 The root of wisdom is fear of Yahweh;
those who attain it are wise.
His praise will continue for ever.
Excerpt from THE NEW JERUSALEM BIBLE, copyright (c) 1985 by
Darton, Longman & Todd, Ltd. and Doubleday, a division
of Penguin Random House, Inc. Reprinted by Permission.
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