Who May Dwell? Psalm 112
May 22, 2017
Here is a man who blends fear and delight, reverence and giddy joy into one holy holistic package of emotion.
He is blessed as he walks in humble awareness of God.
Light dawns for him.
He has riches that most would never recognize.
He has faith and confidence.
He is stable.
He is at peace no matter what comes on the news.
He is steady, brave, generous, righteous, and kind and he really ticks off his enemies because they cannot, through their grabbing power plays, come close having to the shalom and joy he has.
Praise the LORD!
Blessed is the man who fears the LORD,
who greatly delights in his commandments!
His offspring will be mighty in the land;
the generation of the upright will be blessed.
Wealth and riches are in his house,
and his righteousness endures forever.
Light dawns in the darkness for the upright;
he is gracious, merciful, and righteous.
It is well with the man who deals generously and lends;
who conducts his affairs with justice.
For the righteous will never be moved;
he will be remembered forever.
He is not afraid of bad news;
his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD.
His heart is steady; he will not be afraid,
until he looks in triumph on his adversaries.
He has distributed freely; he has given to the poor;
his righteousness endures forever;
his horn is exalted in honor.
The wicked man sees it and is angry;
he gnashes his teeth and melts away;
the desire of the wicked will perish!
(Psalm 112 ESV)