Tag: delight in God’s Word
Scripture reading for June 26th: Psalms 111-118
We all want the best for our children! As a parent, I will sacrifice for my children that they might fulfill their destiny and become great in the Lord and honor Him. I will do whatever it takes to provide for them, protect them, and instruct them to fulfill their God-given purpose! God’s Word gives us the secret of how to secure the blessing of God on our children and see them become ‘mighty in the land’! (Psalm 112:2)
Psalm 111 praises the Lord for His faithfulness and mighty deeds on behalf of those who fear and honor Him. God is always gracious and compassionate on those who fear Him. He provides food for them and keeps His covenant! (Psalm 111:4-5) He has given them the land of other nations and shown His great power to His people! (Psalm 111:6) God has provided redemption for His people and given them His holy and awesome name! (Psalm 111:9) Knowing how to live life successfully and having wisdom flows from the fear of the Lord!
Psalm 112 continues in this same vein of thought. When a man fears the Lord, he finds great delight in God’s Word and commands! (Psalm 112:1-3) Those who obey the Lord and listen to His commands find His blessings! His ears are attentive to their prayers. In contrast, His face is set against those who do not fear Him and but cling to evil! They will quickly perish from the land. God delights to bless His children and make them mighty in the land.
Those who fear the Lord will have light in darkness! Remember the children of Israel had light during the plague of darkness! (Exodus 10:21-23) Those who fear the Lord are generous and give. They conduct their affairs with justice, doing what is fair and right in the sight of God because they respect Him. Because of this, they will never be shaken! (Psalm 112:5-6) They will have no fear of enemy attack, war, or economic downturn! He has promised them victory over their enemies! (Psalm 112:8-10) Those who trust in the Lord and fear Him will lack nothing! I am praying today for our children and grandchildren and church family to be mighty in the land!