Blessed are those who love you, Psalm 112
Psalm 112 is the Psalm which begins with the affirmation of what God does for His people. Verses one and two declare that God establishes justice for His people. He loves uprightness and hates wickedness, so He has established a law to promote righteousness. God delivers His people from wickedness and protects them. The Psalmist affirms that the blessings of righteousness and protection are for God’s people because God loves His people and proves it by establishing a Law to promote justice and righteousness.
This Psalm was written to express thankfulness for God’s faithfulness to His covenant with David; Psalm 112:1-5 is an acrostic Psalm. Psalm 112:4 begins with אמן ʼĂmēn meaning “truly” or “verily.” Psalms 111 and 112 are the only Psalms in the Psalter that begin with this expression of affirmation, which occurs only three other times in Psalms: Psalm 62:11; Psalm 117:2 and Psalm 145:18. Psalm 112:1-5 (verses 1-5) is written in alphabetic acrostic, Psalms 111 and 112 are the only Psalms that use this form.
Praise for God’s Works Psalm 112
Psalm 112 is Psalm 111 with Psalm 112 :6-9 appended. Psalm 111 speaks of the works of God, Psalm 112 extols His works and Psalm 113 calls upon others to celebrate these great acts of God.
The psalmist praised God for what He has done; particularly that He is good and does good deeds. Psalm 112 begins with an affirmation of justice, Psalm 113 celebrates the work of God’s hands, Psalm 114 deals with God’s care for His creation, Psalm 115 deals with man’s response to God, Psalm 116 deals with the psalmist’s experience of God’s deliverance.