Psalm 112: A Psalm of Christ

(10 verses, 1:06 to read)


What I am about to READ

  • Psalm 112 describes the righteous man, Christ Jesus.


  • Psalm 112 is the continuation of the acrostic poem that began in Psalm 111.


  • This Psalm sets Christ before our eyes by describing THE Righteous man, who fears, loves (v. 1), and trusts (vv. 7-8) in God above all things. This brings to mind Luther’s statement that the Psalter is an exposition of the 1st Commandment.
  • Christ alone delights in the commands of His Father and shows by actively obeying the Law of God in every way [v. 1 (Hebrews 4:15)].
  • Christ’s passive obedience (His suffering and death for us sinners) is the source of the righteousness that abounds in His house (v. 5).
  • As result of this abundant righteousness, Christ’s offspring are mighty in the land (v. 2), for these are the ones who were poor and received the righteousness of Christ (v. 9).
  • This Psalm also describes the Christian’s life in Christ, too. We are joined with Christ and His righteousness in Holy Baptism, and these things become our possession. God loves our works done out of love and trust in Him, for these are works done in faith in Christ.


  • Prayer: Heavenly Father, teach us to cling to Christ, that we may fear, love, and trust in You alone. Amen.

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-Rev. Jordan McKinley, pastor
Trinity Lutheran Church, Vallonia, IN

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