MAY THE JOY OF THE LORD BE YOURS THIS CHRISTMAS!
David concluded this psalm saying, “Joyful are those who live like this!” But what condition was he describing? Surely he was describing the life of those whose God is the Lord and therefore live under His blessing. David listed five blessings that he sought from the Lord. In the NLT, each blessing begins with the word, “May,” denoting the possibility of such a state, which depends on the Lord. These five blessings were for 1) strong sons, 2) beautiful daughters, 3) barns full of harvested crops, 4) growing flocks and herds, and 5) safety from enemies and harm. These conditions of blessing are to be received with joy and an awareness of the fact that they come from the Lord.
Do you know of these blessings that David mentions?
PRAYER: Dear Father, thank You for the many blessings You have given us. We are joyful this Christmas because You are our Lord, O God. We are joyful for the blessings. Yet, our joy is found in knowing You. For even when life is hard, You never leave nor forsake us. We love You, Lord. In Jesus’ name, amen.