- Praise ye the Lord. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in His commandments.
- His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.
- Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth forever.
- Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous. KJV
This blessed Psalm begins with Praise Ye the Lord. That is how we should always begin. He is most worthy to be praised. This is commanded in the later Psalms. It should always be a big part of our day. Our praise gives the Lord so many opportunities to minister to us. He uses the words to the songs to speak personally to us. He uses the music to lift our spirits when we need lifting, and He uses His presence to wrap His arms around us and fill us with His love. We all need His great love every moment of every day.
When we offer a song of praise with joy are we not delighting greatly in His commandments? It is an atmosphere of happiness. It can change tears into smiles. It has done it for me so many times. If you do not spend time everyday Praising God, you are just cheating yourself. Satan hates it and will steal it from you if you let him. It breaks down walls and restores the brokenhearted.
Verses 2-3 say there are blessings for the upright. Our children will be blessed. He will supply our every need spiritually and physically. That includes sending the perfect trial for us so we can grow. We think of wealth as only money.
111John 2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
We need the affliction that the Lord allows to perfect our soul, or we will not be spiritually healthy and therefore not really be prosperous. We can walk around much of the affliction that He sends and avoid the suffering, but in the end, we will lack the strength and faith to endure to the end.
Then verse 4 will come into our life. If we force our way out of the dark times, we will lose the lesson we are to learn. It is only out of His great love for us that He sends the affliction our way. We must endure it with faith and a thankful spirit instead of doubt and complaining. The definition of patience is to suffer without complaining.
I am still trying to learn this one. He usually sends the Light when I am still crying and complaining. He is most gracious and full of compassion when we least deserve them always showing the greatness of His love and mercy.
I believe the greatest blessing of Psalm 112 is in verse 7.
7. He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord.
Now we can go forward in faith and trust not fearing what may come. That is our sabbath rest and where the Lord wants us to be. That is His will for each of us.
Hebrews 4:9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
10. For he that is entered into His rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from His. KJV.
We must cease from self. It does not mean that we stop praying and serving our fellow believers. We have learned to give up our will to Him, and He has come and changed us to follow the Lamb wherever He goes. Therefore, there is no fear of evil tidings! How great is that?