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>Psalm 128

In Psalms, Theology on December 10, 2007 by mstevensrev

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128:1 Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord,
who walks in his ways!
2 You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands;
you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you.

3 Your wife will be like a fruitful vine
within your house;
your children will be like olive shoots
around your table.
4 Behold, thus shall the man be blessed
who fears the Lord.

5 The Lord bless you from Zion!
May you see the prosperity of Jerusalem
all the days of your life!
6 May you see your children’s children!
Peace be upon Israel!

There are different types of obedience. As I told the kids in the communion class I taught; there is the obedience when you parents tell you to go clean your room and you do it, and then there is obedience when you are playing Simon Says. One is not so much fun and the other is incredibly fun. Obeying God often is the same way. And when it comes to fear, do you remember the feeling you had when you made it to the last two in Simon Says? How excited you were, but also how scared and focus you were to not get out. Fear the Lord. Pay attention, have the excitement and energy and focus on Him and his word, and good things will follow.

Not all the blessings will be spiritual or religious either. Children, fruit of your labor (results), prosperity, and a long life. Not too bad, and all things I am longing for!

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