Psalm 112:1-5

May Your Seed Be Mighty on the Earth

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Psalms 112:1-5 praise the LORD how blessed is the man who fears the LORD who greatly delights in His commandments his descendants will be mighty on the earth the generation of the upright will be blessed wealth and riches are in his house and his righteousness endures forever light arises in the darkness for the upright He is gracious and compassionate and righteous it is well with the man who is gracious and lends he will maintain his cause in judgment I pray that for every one of us listening to this that we will be men and women who fear the LORD and who love His commandments and delight in His commandments two qualifications to have these awesome things in your life it says that the man is blessed who fears or reveres the LORD fears doesn’t mean to cower and be afraid of what it means is to be in awesome reverence of God the fear of the LORD is defined in one place in scripture as the hatred of evil so this is a person who has a hatred for evil a love for God an honor and a respect for God and someone who greatly delights in God’s commandments in God’s law in His word, His Torah His precepts so delight in the word of God and honor and love God with all your heart then what will happen if you do that number one, your descendants will be mighty on the earth that means when you have children they will be they will grow up and be mightier than you they will fulfill destinies more awesome than yours who is that for? the person who honors the LORD reveres the LORD loves the LORD and delights in His commandments the second thing the generation of the upright will be blessed so your next generation will be incredibly blessed what’s the next thing wealth and riches will be in your house that’s a good thing most people would appreciate that wealth and riches are in the house of who? the person who reveres the Lord and delights in His commandments and what else? His righteousness endures forever your righteousness will endure forever the Bible says light arises out of darkness for this person who is upright who reveres the LORD and delights in His commandments light comes so when you walk into a place and it’s dark the light of God will rise up before you it says you will be gracious and compassionate and righteous so these are qualities of people that revere the Lord and delight in His commandments they’re gracious, compassionate and righteous and this is great this is wonderful it’ll be well with the man who is gracious and lends and he will maintain his cause in judgement that means that justice will be done on your behalf it means that you will lend you will have an abundance of financial resource to be able to lend to other people so I just wrote this down to review it quickly your children will be mighty your children will be blessed wealth and riches will be in your house your acts of covenant love toward others will endure light will arise for you out of darkness you’ll be full of grace and compassion for others and justice will be done on your behalf I earnestly desire to be that person don’t you? well the way it comes is by delighting in the LORD pardon me delighting in the LORD’s commandments and revering or honoring the LORD as you go through your day today ask God God what does it mean? how do I honor you today in all that I do? and how do I please you today? and LORD how do I delight in your word? what specific words do you want to give me? so let’s pray Father I pray for each person watching this today that today would be a day that we would find ourselves delighting in your word delighting in your commandments and today would be a day LORD that we would have opportunity to honor you to revere you everywhere we go in all we do Father open doors for each one of us today to honor you to revere you and LORD give us opportunity to delight in your word God would you give each one of us specific passages to meditate on today this is a great one Psalm 112 Lord we want to be those people who are blessed who love you who revere you and who delight in your word

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