Psalms 128

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“Blessed is every one who fears the Lord, who walks in His ways” (Psalm 128:1 NKJV).

December 9, 2017

“Blessed.” One experiencing a condition of total joy and contentment under God’s umbrella of care.

“Fears the Lord.” One who has such awe and reverence for the Lord that they seek His pleasure and approval above all others including themselves.

However, by implication, the one who does not fear the Lord, but fears man instead, will not experience the blessing of God. For they will live as people-pleasers, always enslaved by the opinions of others.

As Christ-followers, we do not fear the Father’s wrath, for Christ has taken our punishment. But we are motivated by His great love that moves us to desire pleasing Him above all others. Fearing the Lord, we experience His blessing.

“Yes, may you see your children’s children” (Psalm 128:6 NKJV).

June 10, 2017

One of the many promised blessings for the one who would fear the Lord and walk in His ways is living to see one’s grandchildren. Those who have experienced this blessing know its abiding joy. Yet in Christ, this blessing is available to all who would believe in Him and be obedient to make disciples as He commanded. For in disciple-making, both the married and the single can become spiritual fathers and mothers. And raising up spiritual children to be disciple-makers too, spiritual grandchildren and great-grandchildren are soon to follow.