Psalm 112:1-10 ESV
1 Praise the LORD! Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who greatly delights in his commandments!
2 His offspring will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed.
3 Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever.
4 Light dawns in the darkness for the upright; he is gracious, merciful, and righteous.
5 It is well with the man who deals generously and lends; who conducts his affairs with justice.
6 For the righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered forever.
7 He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD.
8 His heart is steady; he will not be afraid, until he looks in triumph on his adversaries.
9 He has distributed freely; he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever; his horn is exalted in honor.
10 The wicked man sees it and is angry; he gnashes his teeth and melts away; the desire of the wicked will perish!
Almighty God, my Father,
You are God. You are Sovereign. You are holy and good and just. You are everything, and You are worthy of praise.
Lord, I need to begin my day with praise to You. Knowing that You are God sets everything else in perspective.
I can leave my concerns in Your sovereign hands.
I can trust You with my fears.
I can trust You with the lives and welfare of my children and grandchildren.
I can think of others and their needs because You know and care for all of my needs.
You are my God. You are my Father. I am Yours.
This week please remember our brothers and sisters in Tunisia, who are so often isolated and without gospel community.