1 Blessed is everyone who fears the LORD,
who walks in his ways!
2You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands;
you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you.
3Your wife will be like a fruitful vine
within your house;
your children will be like olive shoots
around your table.
4Behold, thus shall the man be blessed
who fears the LORD.
5 The LORD bless you from Zion!
May you see the prosperity of Jerusalem
all the days of your life!
6May you see your children’s children!
Peace be upon Israel!
Look at Psalm 128 as a Messianic, a Psalm about Jesus Christ.
Verse 1 – Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord
We do not think of Jesus being a “God-fearer” but when we consider how fearing God is defined in this Psalm we see that He indeed was. Verse 1 tells us that it is to “walk in His ways”.
No one ever walked in the ways of God more or better than Jesus did. And He will see the travail of His soul and be satisfied. The blessedness to the holy Son of God for his obedient walking in the ways of the LORD while He was here on earth is the salvation of a numberless multitude from all corners of the world.
It is because of Jesus’ perfect obedience to all the Law of God that He is our perfect sacrifice for sin.
If you are a believer, you should read verse 1 with great gratitude. Jesus resisted every temptation for the glory of His Father and – for your salvation.
Today, think much about the fact that the reason you belong to Christ is because He is the perfect One who alone was able to be offered as the perfect sacrifice for your sin.
Don’t know Christ? Your sins must be paid in full. You cannot do that. The only Perfect One is Jesus Christ. You need His life and death counted as yours. Come to Him today.