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1 Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.

2 His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.

3 Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.

4 Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.

5 A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.

6 Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.

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

8 His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies.

9 He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.

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

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... JesĂșs 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
  • Cynthia Barnes
    I love the Lord,he hears my cry.I been with the Lord all of my life.And he been with me.I fought with principalities all of my days.But I always call my God.And he led me to the rock that was higher than I.So when Satan tryed to destroy me,God sent his Angels.No weapon against me shall prosper.Amen
  • Jim
    I am hear to serve my saviour Jesus Christ in ways that may not be obvious to others, or even myself. I am humble and fear the lord. I am slowly clearing his my path and still must fight off the evil spirits from time to time on my journey. Thank you Lord!
  • 7/19/2016 Annie S
    I was given this Psalms and I believe to read everyday. Until it get into my spirit I did get the part when I read wealth and riches shall be in my house. Thank you pastor Barrett and Pastor Rose.
  • Patricia trim
    Praise to God of our salvation this Psalms is healing blessings to my family, this psalms is family morning prayers, God blessing of grace and favor

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According to Psalm 112, part of a good man's behavior is to do what?
  • Lend
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  • Steal
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