Thursday, 30 March 2017

A song of hope and blessing

Blessed is every one who fears the Lord,
Who walks in His ways.
When you eat the labor of your hands,
You shall be happy, and it shall be well with you.
Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine
In the very heart of your house,
Your children like olive plants
All around your table.
Behold, thus shall the man be blessed
Who fears the Lord.
The Lord bless you out of Zion,
And may you see the good of Jerusalem
All the days of your life.
Yes, may you see your children's children.
Peace be upon Israel! – Psalm 128

This is a beautiful psalm just full of blessings and goodness. The whole thing is precipitated by the words ‘blessed is the man that fears the Lord.’ This person is one who lives his always keep in mind that he is accountable to God for the life he lives.

These blessings don’t mean that this man won’t have issues. It doesn’t mean that his life will be without cares or worries. It does mean that God can and will bless us during times of good or bad.

You can be happy. Things will be well for you. Things are not going to be perfect because this is a broken world, but we can be happy in this world if we are fearing the Lord more than we fear this old world.

Underlying all that we face is God’s constant blessing on us. We can find happiness and prosperity and blessing and goodness no matter what the circumstances when we walk with the Lord.

No matter what comes our way we can rest in the goodness of our God and enjoy His blessings. 

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