Psalm 112:9-10

Psalm 112:9-10 KJV He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour. [10] The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.
 
Today’s verses continue the description of the man who is blessed by the Lord. When we are blessed, we care about the well-being of others. We will put others first in our lives (Phil. 2:3-4). God will honor us when we put others first because that how He is with people. He loved us first, He sought us when we were lost. We also need understand that those who do not know the Lord will not understand us nor our actions. We are not seeking the approval of the world, rather we are simply living as the blessed children of God.

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Psalm 112:7-8

Psalm 112:7-8 KJV He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD. [8] His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies.
 
Now we see another blessing that comes from trusting the Lord. When we trust the Lord, it cause our heart to be fixed, to be established. Our faith in the Lord brings stability into our life. Nothing in this world is stable, it is constantly changing. The one true constant in life if God. He never changes (Mal. 3:6). We cannot always depend on people, politicians, money, or even ourselves. We can always depend upon God. He will always do what is right and best for us.

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Psalm 12:5-6

Psalm 112:5-6 KJV A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion. [6] Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.
 
When we follow God and His righteousness, we are blessed and favored by God. Now we begin to see that being blessed and favored should have an impact on our we live our daily life and how we interact with others. This theme will continue through verse nine. In today’s verses, we that we are to show others the favor that God shows us. in other words, we are to treat people the way the that God treats us. The we treat people should not be based on their actions. The way we treat people is to be based on hos God treats us. 

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Psalm 112:2-4

Psalm 112:2-4 KJV His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed. [3] Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever. [4] Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
 
As we continue our study of this Psalm, notice the benefits of the blessed listed in today’s verses. We see that we will be mighty or powerful. This will not be of our own might, but the Lord’s. The Lord will give us the power and strength to live for Him. We will also be blessed as God will take care of our needs. Our righteousness, which comes from God, will be eternal. We will be blessed with His light when the way seems dark. All of this comes to us because our Lord is gracious, compassionate, and righteous. Let’s thank the Lord for His blessings.

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Psalm 112:1

Psalm 112:1 KJV Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.
 
Here again is a promise to be blessed or happy. Understand that God is not offering a happiness that is based on the circumstances and people around us. God is offering a happiness that is based on Him and His presence in our life. There are two conditions to be met to be blessed. One is that we fear God. To fear means to revere. We must honor God with our life and place Him first in our life. The second condition is to delight in His Word. The word delight means to incline to or desire. There must be a great desire in our life for the Word of God. To be truly blessed, our reverence for God and our delight in His Word ought to match and be great in our life.

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Jeremiah 17:9-10

Jeremiah 17:9-10 KJV The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? [10] I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.
 
Our heart can lead us astray very easily. People often say, “Follow your heart.” That is very dangerous advice. The One we need to follow is the One who truly knows our heart and knows how to lead us in the right direction when our heart would go the wrong direction, This is why we want to stay in close fellowship with the Lord. When we move away from Him, our heart can take over and we really do not know where that could end. Let’s walk with the Lord today and let Him lead us through this day.

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Jeremiah 17:7-8

Jeremiah 17:7-8 KJV Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
 
This sounds familiar does it not. It sounds like Psalm 1. Jeremiah uses a word picture similar to Psalm 1 when he describes the blessed man as being like tree planted by waters. This is God’s desire for each of us. This ought to be our desire as well. In order to be blessed and be like a tree planted by the waters, we must put our complete trust and hope in the Lord. in verse 5 of this chapter, we are warned not to put our trust in flesh and verse 9 warns us not to trust our heart. The best place to put our trust is the Lord.

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Matthew 28:6

Matthew 28:6 KJV He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
 
Here is true reason for hope and deliverance in this world: Jesus rose again from the grave. We do not serve a dead God. He is alive and He never sleeps nor slumbers. When Jesus rose from the grave, He rose in victory over death, hell, and grave. When we trust Him as our Savior, He gives us that same victory. He gives us victory over death by giving us eternal life. He gives us victory over the grave and hell by giving us an eternal home in heave. Praise God, He rose again!

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Isaiah 30:21

Isaiah 30:21 KJV And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.
 
The context of this passage of Scripture is God restoring His people to their rightful place. We serve a God who will always hear our prayer for forgiveness. He will restore us when we come to Him confessing our sins (1 John 1:9). We should be careful in our daily conduct to live holy and godly lives. When we do not, we can expect that God will chasten us (Heb. 12:6). If we will respond to His chastening correctly, He will forgive us, cleanse us, and restore us. 

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Matthew 5:11-12

Matthew 5:11-12 KJV Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
 
Here is the final Beattitude. Remember the word blessed means happy. We are talking about being happy God’s way. The Lord now tells us how to react to those who would revile us. The word revile means to defame. When people want to discredit our faith, our response is to be rejoice and be glad. That sounds the opposite of what we want to do. We are to react in that manner because the focus of our life is not here on this earth, it is in heaven. God will reward us for our faith, not this world.   

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