“Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in his ways. You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours. Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your sons will be like olive shoots around your table. Thus is the man blessed who fears the LORD” (Ps. 128:1-4).
To fear the Lord is defined in Psalm 34:13,14:
“Keep your tongue from evil
and your lips from speaking lies,
depart from evil and do good,
seek peace and pursue it.”
Fearing the Lord is basically doing what we know from His Word to be right; this opens the way for the Lord to give us what He knows we need.
Of course, along with visible blessings, some of what we may need for our family to prosper spiritually may be having difficulty, suffering and lacks on a physical level. It is through such difficulty that we truly grow (Jam. 1:2-4). Jesus our Shepherd is faithful to bring what is right. In every circumstance we are to be faithful in fearing and obeying Him.
It is astounding that, in spite of his being the Most High, the Lord Jesus chooses to stoop down and work with and through miniscule men, waiting for our cooperation, our obedience, our surrender before proceeding with His mighty works.
Prayer: “Help me, Lord, to cooperate with you in what you plan for this day. May I fear you and play the part you have for me. May I be a channel of praise and glory for you today, Lord, as I seek you, fear you, obey you and honor you. Amen.”
Picture: Pigeons in a park in downtown in the city we are visiting