-Theme: Fear of the LORD to ensure blessings in life. Keys to a peaceful-prosperous home. God’s reward for a man’s devotion to Him is inner peace.
-Historical Insight: This “Psalm of Ascent” is a traditional marriage prayer sung at Jewish weddings. It is an anonymous Psalm, but some have suggested Hezekiah as the author.
-*Application* Fear of the LORD breeds blessing. Walk in His ways and enjoy all of His benefits. Your wife will be a fruitful vine within your home, and your children will be like beautiful olive plants around your table. This is beautiful lyric for a well-adjusted, stable home where peace and love reign over every area. God’s blessings and prosperity only come when we submit to His authority over our lives. When we turn our lives over to the ways of the Master, He gently endorses the steps we take according to His will. From His throne He gives true abundance all the days of our earthly sojourn even giving us longevity to enjoy our grandchildren.
Verse to Memorize: Psalm 128:1