Psalm – Chapter 128

Blessings to a God Fearing Man

[128:1] Blessed is everyone who fears the LORD, who walks in his ways! [2] You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you.

[3] Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table. [4] Behold, thus shall the man be blessed who fears the LORD.

[5] The LORD bless you from Zion! May you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life! [6] May you see your children’s children! Peace be upon Israel!

 

A man that fears the Lord, is someone who should be praised.

As I read this passage, it made me think, what does man wants to see, wants to have back in the old days? Family. In verse 3, I interpret this as a faithful & submissive wife capable to bear many children. The dinner table is filled with children at a size of a soccer team.  In verse 5, God blesses the man with a life-long of success. And verse 6, God bless a  long life long enough to see their grand children.

God will bless a God fearing man with everything the heart yearns for. As these Israelites desires, prosperity, family, and lineage, God will give them all. God wants to give them all. Because God is love.

So the question remains. Do you fear God?

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