I asked God for a promise this morning and this is what He gave me… my Bible fell open to this passage. I am sharing this with you today because the promise is not only for me but also for you. Open up you heart today, make a change to be happy and be free! You have an opportunity to receive wonderful blessings just by submitting your will and your life to the One who controls it all.
Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary The blessings of those who fear God. – Only those who are truly holy, are truly happy. In vain do we pretend to be of those that fear God, if we do not make conscious of keeping steadfastly to his ways. Blessed is every one that fears the Lord; whether he be high or low, rich or poor in the world. If thou fear him and walk in his ways, all shall be well with thee while thou livest, better when thou die, best of all in eternity. By the blessing of God, the godly shall get an honest livelihood. Here is a double promise; they shall have something to do, for an idle life is a miserable, uncomfortable life, and shall have health and strength, and power of mind to do it. They shall not be forced to live upon the labors of other people. It is as much a mercy as a duty, with quietness to work and eat our own bread. They and theirs shall enjoy what they get. Such as fear the Lord and walk in his ways, are the only happy persons, whatever their station in life may be. They shall have abundant comfort in their family relations. And they shall have all the good things God has promised, and which they pray for. A good man can have little comfort in seeing his children’s children, unless he sees peace upon Israel. Every true believer rejoices in the prosperity of the church. Hereafter we shall see greater things, with the everlasting peace and rest that remain for the Israel of God.
Blessing on all who reverence and trust the Lord, on all who obey Him! Their reward shall be prosperity and happiness. Your wife shall be contented in your home and look at all those children! They sit around the dinner table as vigorous and healthy as young olive trees. That is God’s reward to those who reverence and trust him. May the Lord continually bless you with heaven’s blessings as well as with human joys. May you live to enjoy your grandchildren! And may God bless Israel!