Praise ye the Lord. I will praise the Lord with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation. The works of the Lord are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein. His work is honourable and glorious: and his righteousness endureth for ever. He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the Lord is gracious and full of compassion. He hath given meat unto them that fear him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant. He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen. The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure. They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness. He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.
No one can fully comprehend or enjoy the completeness of God’s goodness unless the person has a clear and deep understanding that God operates only based on covenant. He is the God of the sacred promises, vows, oaths, and covenants. His words are perfect and unchanging just as God Himself. God is not bound to anyone whom He is not in genuine covenant with or who is not mindful of that covenant. In this our crisis and darkness, the light and the voice of the covenant established by the sacred blood of Jesus Christ is crying out to the destitute and vulnerable, Come to find refuge in me, be my child, and I will be your God, and will be an enemy to your enemies.