Hello, God has given me something in Psalm 112:1-2 which says,
“Praise the Lord.[b]
Blessed are those who fear the Lord,
who find great delight in his commands.
2 Their children will be mighty in the land;
the generation of the upright will be blessed.”
The Psalmist is saying that the fear of God is good. I talked a little about this yesterday, but that verse didn’t give as much about the benefits of fearing God. First, why should we fear God? Well, if you think about what He can do, and how awesome and powerful He is, there should be a little fear. He can turn your life around. But, when we fear God, we are also doing right, not just being scared to death. When we fear Him, He is being held as a higher authority than anything else, because the fear we have for Him isn’t being scared of Him like you would be of a snake. But the psalmist also talks about the benefits of fearing God.
The benefit that the psalmist talks about is that their children will be mighty. In other words, they would be known in the land. They would have children who were great rulers. But, think about it. We don’t deserve this. And the only way we get the other blessing (being blessed) is by being upright. We (of ourselves) aren’t upright. We deserve to die and go to hell. Well, that is why God sent Jesus (His son) to be the perfect sacrifice for our sin. Jesus lived a perfect life, only to die like the worst of sinners. He took the punishment for us.
Now, we can have the blessing of God. We are upright in His eyes, so we are blessed. But, still, the greatest blessing of all, was Jesus’ death and Resurrection for us. Now, we fear God, and yet we love Him. And He loves us, John 3:16 says,
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
God loves us so much, that He sent His son for us!
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for blessing me! Thank You for loving me so much that You gave Your only son. Please help me to fear You. Please help me to love You more. Please help me to spread the Gospel to others. Please send a revival so that others can see what You have done for us. Thank You for loving me so much! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Peace and love, Joy Cleveland