I was reading God's Word this afternoon and was struck by the promises that are given to those who fear the Lord. I wanted to share this passage with you and I hope it blesses you as it did me. All of the verses below are quoted directly from Psalm 112 NLT.
Those who fear the Lord:
1 "are happy"
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 never be forgotten."
4 "when darkness overtakes them, light will come bursting in."
5 "they are generous, compassionate and righteous. All goes well for those who are generous, who lend freely and conduct their business fairly. Such people will not be overcome by evil circumstances."
6 "they 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 give generously to those in need. Their good deeds will never be forgotten. They will have influence and honor."
What will happen to the wicked?
vs 10 "They will be infuriated when they see this. They will grind their teeth in anger; they will slink away, their hopes thwarted."
Pretty amazing passage, isn't it? I'm definitely glad I am a child of God and have Him as my Protector. His Word is so powerful and a good reminder that I need to be living in the fear of the Lord.
Do you have a great passage you've come across recently? If so, I would love to read it!