Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | October 5, 2016

“How blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, … You will be happy and it will be well with you.”

Today’s devotion comes from Psalm chapter 128.

How blessed is everyone who fears the Lord,
Who walks in His ways.
2 When you shall eat of the fruit of your hands,
You will be happy and it will be well with you.
3 Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine
Within your house,
Your children like olive plants
Around your table.
4 Behold, for thus shall the man be blessed
Who fears the Lord.

5 The Lord bless you from Zion,
And may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life.
6 Indeed, may you see your children’s children.
Peace be upon Israel!”  Psalm chapter 128.

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God blesses His people with peace and prosperity.

The figurative and fruitful language of verses 2-3 are summarized by:  “How blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, …  You will be happy and it will be well with you.”

“11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
The Lord gives grace and glory;
No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.
12 O Lord of hosts,
How blessed is the man who trusts in You!”  Psalm 84:11-12.

“8 O taste and see that the Lord is good;
How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!
9 O fear the Lord, you His saints;
For to those who fear Him there is no want.
10 The young lions do lack and suffer hunger;
But they who seek the Lord shall not be in want of any good thing.”  Psalm 34:8-10.

“Go then, eat your bread in happiness and drink your wine with a cheerful heart;  for God has already approved your works.”  Ecclesiastes 9:7.


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