Psalm 112: The Promise to the Righteous
Hey guys, this is another Psalm breakdown. Today we will be going over Psalm 112 and what we can learn from it. Let’s get started!
Praise the Lord! How blessed is the man who fears the Lord, Who greatly delights in His commandments. His descendants will be mighty on earth; The generation of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches are in his house, And his righteousness endures forever. Light arises in the darkness for the upright; He is gracious and compassionate and righteous.Psalms 112:1-4 NASB1995
The first part of this Psalm speaks about the blessings of fearing God and keeping His commandments. It shows that it pays to follow the Lord and fear Him.
It is well with the man who is gracious and lends; He will maintain his cause in judgment. For he will never be shaken; The righteous will be remembered forever. He will not fear evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord. His heart is upheld, he will not fear, Until he looks with satisfaction on his adversaries. He has given freely to the poor, His righteousness endures forever; His horn will be exalted in honor.Psalms 112:5-9 NASB1995
The second part speaks to how the righteous will have their cause maintained in judgement. The righteous are also promised that their names will be remembered forever. And lastly it speaks to the blessing of being gracious by lending to the poor.
The wicked will see it and be vexed, He will gnash his teeth and melt away; The desire of the wicked will perish.Psalms 112:10 NASB1995
In the last verse, we see that in all these blessings the wicked will be confused. I believe they are confused because in their wickedness they attempted to have all these blessings but outside of the way of righteousness. They thought that wickedness would bring them peace in court by bribing the judge. They thought that in never lending they would preserve their wealth. They trusted in wickedness and it failed them so that they melted away before the Lord. Let us always remember it pays to serve the Lord!
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