Blessings on the Righteous

In Psalm 112, the Psalmist catalogs the blessings that come from fearing God. Trusting in the Lord leads to the good life: posterity, prosperity, security, probity, tranquility, and so on, in a blend of material and spiritual graces that keep us from making the Christian life either too pious or too practical. The wicked gaze on enviously and melt away in frustration, because they want the blessings without having to fear God. But since God’s gifts are an expression of Himself, you can’t have one without the other. What is bad news for the wicked is glad news for those who love the Lord, so as you come to worship this morning, express your delight in God through your prayer and praises.

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