Finding Yourself in the Psalms

Psalm 111 & 112

The Fear of the Lord

Psalm 111

The LORD who is to be FEARED

copy of “Psalms,” by G Scrogie. P 91-92

G. Scrogie, “Psalms,” 91, 92, 98.

Psalm 112

The ONE who FEARS the LORD

copy of “Psalms,” by G Scrogie. P 98

Question: ? (Proverbs 1:7) "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline." (Proverbs 2:5) "then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God."

(Proverbs 9:10) "“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is


(Proverbs 10:27) "The fear of the Lord adds length to life, but the years of the wicked are cut short." (Proverbs 14:27) "The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death." (Proverbs 15:16) "Better a little with the fear of the Lord than great wealth with turmoil."

(Proverbs 15:33) "The fear of the Lord teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor."

(Proverbs 16:6) "Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the Lord a man avoids evil." (Proverbs 19:23) "The fear of the Lord leads to life: Then one rests content, untouched by trouble."

(Proverbs 22:4) "Humility and the fear of the Lord bring wealth and honor and life."

PSALM 111-112

A. Theme: The FEAR of the LORD B. 111:10; 112:1

C. 111 The LORD Who is to be FEARED
1. “He,” “his” 19x in Psalm 111
2. Subject is YHWH!
D. 112 The One Who Fears the LORD
1. 112:2. The blessings on the one who fears the Lord
E. Psalm 111 = The DOCTRINAL reason for the fear of the Lord
F. Psalm 112 = the PRACTICAL reasons for the fear of the Lord
1. Both Psalms 10 verses
2. v 1-8, 2 lines each (16 lines)
3. v. 9-10, 3 lines each (6 lines)
4. The First word in EACH LINE form the HEBREW ALPHABET
5. Both Psalms – 3-4 words per line
6. 111
a. 16 lines w/ 3 words b. 6 lines w/ 4 words
7. 112
a. 10 lines w/ 4 words b. 12 lines w/ 3 words
A. v. 2 His WORKS
1. Ponder them!
2. caused wonders to be remembered (4)
3. Compassionate
4. gracious
5. provides food (5)
6. remembers his covenant
7. Shown his people his power (6)
8. gives them the lands of other nations
1. Faithful an djust
2. Precepts are trustworthy
3. Provides redemption
4. Ordained his covenant
5. Holy and awesome his name
XVI. Psalm 112
A. V. 2 the BLESSINGS to those who FEAR GOD
1. Children (2)
2. Wealth (3)
3. Difficulties (4)
4. Life (5-8)
5. Honor (9)
B. V. 10 MEDITATE – The wicked will not enjoy these things
XVII. QUESTION: “Do You Fear God?