As we begin to close this colossal psalm, the writer reminds us of the foundation for all true godliness. For twenty-odd stanzas now, we’ve seen the remarkable prominence with which the psalmist placed upon God’s Word for everything he did. It was, indeed, his life and his all — a perpetual respite from the torrent and the storm. It served to be his continual sanctuary of hope and peace. But, to be sure, the Word of God isn’t an end unto itself, it’s a means to an end. That is to say, we don’t just stop at the Word without standing in wonder at the God of the Word. Awe of God is formed through deep intimacy with the Word of God. And it is this awe, then, that is our foundation — the foundation for all true godliness.