Psalm 112  1.  Praise the LORD  Blessed are those who fear the LORD,  who find great delight in his commands.   2. Their children will be mighty in the land; … the generation of the upright will be blessed.  3.  Wealth and riches are in their houses,  and their righteousness endures forever.  4. Even in darkness light dawns for the upright,  for those who are gracious and compassionate and righteous.  5. Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely,  who conduct their affairs with justice.  6. Surely the righteous will never be shaken; they will be remembered forever.  7. They will have no fear of bad news;  their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the LORD.  8. Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear;  in the end they will look in triumph on their foes.  9. They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor,  their righteousness endures forever;  their horn (dignity) will be lifted high in honor.

God speaks to us through the Bible.  As I was reading this scripture today I started looking closely to the words.  Do I delight in his commands…  We live in such a time that we tend to complain about commands and I had to ask myself, “Although I don’t verbally complain about God’s commands…do I internally?  Do I choose what I’ll obey from God’s word, like it was a catalog.  Have I said, ‘I’ll do that one and that one and that one….but I am not going to do that one.’ “  It comes down to how much I reverence the Lord.   If I reverence the Lord, I will delight in his commands.   I will want to obey….all of them.  When we obey…that is being surrendered.  There was an old song I learned as a child in church called “I surrender All”.  It went like this, “I surrender all, I surrender all, all to Jesus I surrender, I surrender all”  Have you surrendered?  Do you delight in His commands?  When you love someone, you want to please them and you listen to them.  Is today your day to surrender your all to Him?  Dear God, Help us to surrender to you out of reverence for who you are knowing that you will put a desire in us to delight in your commands.  Love, Marilyn    Filed Under: Uncategorized