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Bible Commentaries
Psalms 112

Morgan's Exposition on the Whole BibleMorgan's Exposition

Verses 1-10

This song follows immediately upon the last as to meaning. While that has set forth the praises of Jehovah as great and gracious, this declares the blessedness of the man who lives in true relation with Jehovah. The connection is clearly seen in the relation of the closing verse of the former to the opening verse of this. “The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom.” “Blessed is the man that feareth Jehovah.” The remarkable thing about this psalm is the way in which, in describing the blessed condition of the man who fears Jehovah, it makes use of words which the previous psalm made use of in describing Jehovah. Of Jehovah the psalmist said,

“His righteousness endureth for ever.” Jehovah is declared to be “Gracious and full of compassion.” So also is the upright man.

The relation of these psalms sets forth truth which is of perpetual application. A man becomes like his God. When a man’s God is blessed, the man is blessed also. To have a great God is to become a great man. True wisdom consist in the maintenance of right relationships with the one God. True happiness consists in becoming like Him Who is at once great and gracious.

Bibliographical Information
Morgan, G. Campbell. "Commentary on Psalms 112". "Morgan's Exposition on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/gcm/psalms-112.html. 1857-84.
 
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