Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Bible Study Notes in Psalms- Chapter 112

Psalm 112


-Theme: The advantage of having faith in Yahweh. God guards those who follow His commands.

-Historical Insight: This is an anonymous Psalm of praise for believers.

-*Application* Do you want to be blessed? That’s a straight up question with an obvious answer. Yet, there is a supreme lack of fear of the LORD (Yahweh, the Great “I Am”) in our American culture and really throughout the world these days. Is it any wonder that we do not see the “blessings” of God on our society and earth? We don’t delight in His commands; instead, we desire to go our own way and do our own thing in the name of freedom, which is really bondage. His commandments bring shalom to the soul and love to the heart. Their application brings peace and prosperity. The absence of greed flows from an obedience to His concerns and precepts resulting in great generosity that pours out abundance and wealth. This is why we must preach and live in accordance with God’s will. Our future and their generations depend on it. Don’t be shaken, trust in the LORD, not yourself or any sort of secular reasoning. He will prove advantageous in the end and you will fear nothing of the evil tidings that surround us in modern phenomena (Psalm 112:7). Uphold your own heart by trusting in His provision, commands, and righteousness. Vex the wicked with your upstanding stance in Christ Jesus and watch expectantly for the redemption of the LORD, for “the desire of the wicked will perish (‘abad- vanish, go astray, be destroyed, Psalm 112:10).” So to sum up: Trust God, fear Him, do righteousness, and be blessed both now and eternally.


Verse to Memorize: Psalm 112:7

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