Reading in Psalm 128 this morning, I was reminded of some general and timeless principles. None of these contradict the truth in scripture that we will all go through tough times (we will experience as Jesus did – sufferings & trials). But the principles still remain the same; that in spite of what we face in life we can experience blessing, happiness and peace.
Read Psalm 128 and check out a few of the blessings. “To bless” also means to be happy or to have the quality of happiness in your life. “Respect” means to have a positive fear, reverence and awe of the mighty God we can know and serve. Verse 2 talks about being blessed in your work. Verse 3 talks about the impact your “respect and obedience” of the Lord has on your wife and children. Verse 4 is a reminder of the promises of this passage. Read and reflect upon Psalm 128…
Psalm 128 NCV
1Happy are those who respect the Lord and obey him.
2 You will enjoy what you work for,
and you will be blessed with good things.
3 Your wife will give you many children,
like a vine that produces much fruit.
Your children will bring you much good,
like olive branches that produce many olives.
4 This is how the man who respects theLord
will be blessed.