Thursday, May 12, 2011

Prosperity from God

Psalm 112 is a praise to the man who fears God.  God will bless him with prosperity.  Some months it feels like we have it all, and other months it feels like we are just getting by, if at all.  Does that mean that we are not doing God's will?  Does it mean that we are not following God's commands?  I can not answer that for you.  But it feels I am doing something wrong.  I know I am unworthy to even be called a child of God, let alone receive all the blessings He has for me.  I know I am not a very good steward.  I am always striving to do better.  I pray every day that God will bless my family and that we will be able to do His will with what he has given us.  We sometimes need to be reminded that though we feel poor, we, in America, are among the richest people in the world. 

Psalm 112
 1Praise the LORD!
         How blessed is the man who fears the LORD,
         Who greatly delights in His commandments.
    2His descendants will be mighty on earth;
         The generation of the upright will be blessed.
    3Wealth and riches are in his house,
         And his righteousness endures forever.
    4Light arises in the darkness for the upright;
         He is gracious and compassionate and righteous.
    5It is well with the man who is gracious and lends;
         He will maintain his cause in judgment.
    6For he will never be shaken;
         The righteous will be remembered forever.
    7He will not fear evil tidings;
         His heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.
    8His heart is upheld, he will not fear,
         Until he looks with satisfaction on his adversaries.
    9He has given freely to the poor,
         His righteousness endures forever;
         His horn will be exalted in honor.
    10The wicked will see it and be vexed,
         He will gnash his teeth and melt away;
         The desire of the wicked will perish.

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