Psalm 112. Fearing the Lord is the only fear we should have. Fearing man should never be on your agenda of life. There is nothing to be afraid of. Fear (of man) is a liar. Stand tall.
1 Praise the Lord!
How joyful are those who fear the Lord
and delight in obeying his commands.
2 Their children will be successful everywhere;
an entire generation of godly people will be blessed.
3 They themselves will be wealthy,
and their good deeds will last forever.
4 Light shines in the darkness for the godly.
They are generous, compassionate, and righteous.
5 Good comes to those who lend money generously
and conduct their business fairly.
6 Such people will not be overcome by evil.
Those who are righteous will be long remembered.
7 They do not fear bad news;
they confidently trust the Lord to care for them.
8 They are confident and fearless
and can face their foes triumphantly.
9 They share freely and give generously to those in need.
Their good deeds will be remembered forever.
They will have influence and honor.
10 The wicked will see this and be infuriated.
They will grind their teeth in anger;
they will slink away, their hopes thwarted.
Uhm, hello. I needed to read this, today. For real, I am struggling in so much right now. My bestie said, “you take on a lot, like a lot.” LOL I do and I am aware of it. Honestly, I do not go searching…it just finds me.
So…what is the lesson that Jesus is trying to teach me? I don’t know. Then I read verses like verse 4. Light shines in the darkness. There is SO much darkness. The darkness is within myself, my family, my friends, and people I have just be in contact with.
It saddens my heart. I take so much to heart and then I see verse 7. They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the Lord to care for them. He has this. It is clear that He has my best interest at heart and He will protect me and care for me.
Life is so hard.