He will not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord. Psalm 112:7
Psalm 112 begins with a Hallelujah—“Praise the Lord!” Then it lists the blessings of those who fear the Lord and delight in His commands. God will watch over our families (verse 2); provide our needs (verse 3); give us light in darkness (verse 4); and we will never be shaken (verse 6). The next verse is an amazing promise: “They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord” (verse 7, NIV).
God’s blessings aren’t just here today and gone tomorrow. His eternal presence spans time, and He knows the events of the coming days. He comprehends all contingencies, and nothing will touch us apart from His fatherly will. Our worries disappear when we remember that God is in control of the future.
Fear God, study His commands, and claim His blessings—starting today!
Jehovah is so great that He is to be feared and held in reverence of all them that are round Him, and He is… so infinitely good that…the fear is sweetened into filial love and becomes a delightful emotion…. There is a slavish fear which is accursed; but that godly fear which leads to delight in the service of God is infinitely blessed. Charles Spurgeon
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