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1 Praise ye the Lord. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his Commaundements.

2 His seed shall bee mightie vpon earth: the generation of the vpright shalbe blessed.

3 Wealth and riches shalbe in his house: and his righteousnesse endureth for euer.

4 Unto the vpright there ariseth light in the darknesse: hee is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.

5 A good man sheweth fauour and lendeth: he will guide his affaires with discretion.

6 Surely he shall not be moued for euer: the righteous shalbe in euerlasting remembrance.

7 He shall not be afraid of euill tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord.

8 His heart is established, hee shall not be afraid, vntill he see his desire vpon his enemies.

9 He hath dispersed, he hath giuen to the poore: his righteousnesse endureth for euer; his horne shalbe exalted with honour.

10 The wicked shall see it, and be grieued; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.

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Commentary for Psalms 112

The blessedness of the righteous.

- We have to praise the Lord that there are a people in the world, who fear him and serve him, and that they are a happy people; which is owing entirely to his grace. Their fear is not that which love casts out, but that which love brings in. It follows and flows from love. It is a fear to offend. This is both fear and trust. The heart touched by the Spirit of God, as the needle touched with the loadstone, turns direct and speedily to God, yet still with trembling, being filled with this holy fear. Blessings are laid up for the faithful and their children's children; and true riches are bestowed on them, with as much of this world's possessions as is profitable for them. In the darkest hours of affliction and trial, the light of hope and peace will spring up within them, and seasonable relief shall turn mourning into joy. From their Lord's example they learn to be kind and full of compassion, as well as just in all their dealings; they use discretion, that they may be liberal in that manner which appears most likely to do good. Envy and slander may for a time hide their true characters here, but they shall be had in everlasting remembrance. They need not fear evil tidings. A good man shall have a settled spirit. And it is the endeavour of true believers to keep their minds stayed upon God, and so to keep them calm and undisturbed; and God has promised them both cause to do so, and grace to do so. Trusting in the Lord is the best and surest way of establishing the heart. The heart of man cannot fix any where with satisfaction, but in the truth of God, and there it finds firm footing. And those whose hearts are established by faith, will patiently wait till they gain their point. Compare all this with the vexation of sinners. The happiness of the saints is the envy of the wicked. The desire of the wicked shall perish; their desire was wholly to the world and the flesh, therefore when these perish, their joy is gone. But the blessings of the gospel are spiritual and eternal, and are conferred upon the members of the Christian church, through Christ their Head, who is the Pattern of all righteousness, and the Giver of all grace.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Psalms 112

  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 112:7 he shall not be afraid of evil tidings his heart is fixed trusting THE LORD PROVERBS 1:33 BUT WHOSO HEARKENETH UNTO ME SHALL DWELL SAFELY AND SHALL BE QUIET FROM FEAR OF EVIL PSALM 56:11 in GOD have I put my trust I will not be afraid of what man can do unto me *** LUKE 8:21 AND HE ANSWERED AND SAID UNTO THEM MY MOTHER AND MY BRETHREN ARE THESE WHICH HEAR THE WORD OF GOD AND DO IT ***
  • Maria Risse
    My sister used to reed the psalms to me years back , before I knew the Lord.. know, I see that it was not a story book it is God himself ! Letting us know that he fulfilled his promises we served a mighty God... Jesús Christ the hope of glory we will see him . He is The olfa ,the Omega , the bigining , and the End..
  • BSP
    Verse 7,8~Our heart is involved in being courageous and we can go to Jehovah God in pray and ask him to give us a strong an courageous heart.
  • Sheila Gillett
    I thank God that He is letting me know that I'm secure in His hands. Bless the Lord for His benefits.
  • Sammy
    Very sweet song to show love from God .
    This is edification of the gospel and propene me to be spiritual strong in d lord and trust in him al the time

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