Morning devotion: Read Psalm
Psalms 112:1 ¶Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. 2 His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed. 3 Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever. 4 Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous. 5 A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.
Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the LORD given as in Psalm 111 and we will see in Psalm 113. Praise ye the LORD.
“Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.”
We move from Psalm 111:10 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, to stating blessed is the man.
We learned in Psalm 111 what that phrase means. “fear of the LORD?” For the born-again believer, it is a reverential fear, a love fear relationship. As a child loves his father and yet fears him for his love in return, for the love of the father corrects and guides and nurtures and yes punishes his own beloved. Put that the level of the LORD. It, by volumes more, creates a greater, Godly watch care over his own. In that fear the child obeys his fathers commands, with delight. Can you see it in your minds eye? Dad give a command and the child gleely says “ok Daddy.”
Ungodly, unsaved, without being born-again men may in form obey the commandments because of fear, but only a man who delights in the LORD will observe them.
Psalms 112:2 His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed. 3 Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.
My seed, or children, are blessed in that they are mighty and they are wealthy and rich in this world. The wealth and riches are not of that which moth and rust doth corrupt and were thieves can break through and steal. No, our wealth is of God. A wealth of promise is our future and a wealth of relationship is our present. I am so glad my children are all saved; they know the Lord Jesus Christ and He knows them.
To trust in the riches of this world are to fail but, to trust in the LORD is to succeed.
1 Timothy 6:17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;
Psalms 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
Psalm 112: 4 Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
There is a light, a brightness in the born-again believer, that light is the Lord.
Jesus said: John 8:12 ¶Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
Psalms 97:11 Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.
Jesus also said: John 12:46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.
Do you have that light, or is there a darkness in your life? Is there a darkness that looms over you and prevails in your mind and heart? God assures us that that can change in Christ Jesus.
In that Light, the born-again believer prevails. Psalm 112: 5 A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.
He becomes the good man; while there is none good but one, that being the Lord; we as believers, embrace the light and live in the loving fear of the Lord and are wealthy and rich in Christ. In that light, we show the favour of the Lord and we lend. We guide our affairs as the Lord would. We then are blessed.
Are you blessed?
The choice is still yours,