“Blessed is the man who fears the Lord…”

Today I was reading Psalm 112 and several things really stood out to me. The chapter starts with, “Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in His commandments!” The rest of the chapter describes the attributes of someone who truly fears the Lord and delights in His commandments.

Here are some of the attributes that jumped out at me:

1. “For the righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered forever.” (verse 6) if you really do delight in God’s commands and fear Him then you won’t be shaken. You’ll not only stand on a firm rock, you’ll trust that the rock is firm.

2. “He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord.”(verse 7) he or she is not afraid of the future and what bad things will come with the future. He trusts the Lord and gives his future to the Lord.

3. “His heart is steady; he will not be afraid, until he looks in triumph on his adversaries.” again, the heart is mentioned again. A firm and steady heart is stressed because if your heart is firm in God then you won’t be afraid of what’s to come or of your enemies. You’re secure in God.

4. “He has distributed freely; he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever; his horn is exalted in honor.” (verse 9) you’ll be aware of those in need and you’ll take care of those needs, being generous with what God has given you.

These are just a few of the things that God says about those who fear Him. Grab your Bible and read the rest of the chapter. Journal about what you read. Are you fearing the Lord and delighting in His commands?

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