112:1 Praise the LORD! Happy are those who fear the LORD, who greatly delight in his commandments.
112:2 Their descendants will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed.
112:3 Wealth and riches are in their houses, and their righteousness endures forever.
112:4 They rise in the darkness as a light for the upright; they are gracious, merciful, and righteous.
112:5 It is well with those who deal generously and lend, who conduct their affairs with justice.
112:6 For the righteous will never be moved; they will be remembered forever.
112:7 They are not afraid of evil tidings; their hearts are firm, secure in the LORD.
112:8 Their hearts are steady, they will not be afraid; in the end they will look in triumph on their foes.
112:9 They have distributed freely, they have given to the poor; their righteousness endures forever; their horn is exalted in honor.
112:10 The wicked see it and are angry; they gnash their teeth and melt away; the desire of the wicked comes to nothing.
As Christians, we are called to be ambassadors for Christ. Our lives need to speak out that we are true Children of God and that because of our hope in Him, we desire to pursue good with our whole hearts, hate evil and have no fear against those who oppose us.
In Him is where we find our true source of happiness and satisfaction. Our “riches” lie primarily in our ongoing relationship with Him and experiencing the spiritual and yes often physical blessings our lives. Both the physical and spiritual are amazing gifts from God. Each time we experience God working in our lives, we are to respond with thankful hearts and consistently strive to grow in our faith.
This Psalm depicts for us a picture of good versus evil. The good being those of us who are in Christ and have attained the free gift of salvation. The evil being those who reject the Gospel and indulge a selfish and sinful life style. These verses describe the difference between the two. The good are able to find true joy in Christ and have a firm hope rested in Him in which nothing can shake or move it. The evil continue to pursue temporary pleasures and gain nothing from it.
As a child of God, the true blessing comes from having an on going relationship with Jesus Christ. There is nothing else in this world that can satisfy and fill any longing or void in your life. He is the true definition of love, joy, peace and our “hearts are firm, secure in the Lord” (vs 7).