Saturday, September 4, 2010

Pr 31:28

Pr 31:28 Her chilren rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

The word blessed is sometimes translated happy.

She is blessed because she seeks God and His will for her life first. If you seek happiness itself, you may not find it, but if you seek God, happiness is often a result.

Here are some verses that tell how to be blessed.

Ps 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

Ps 2:12 Blessed are all they that put their trust in Him.

Ps 34:8 O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteh in Him.

Ps 40:4 Blessed is the man that maketh the Lord his trust.

Ps 84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in Thee.

Ps 84:12 O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in Thee.

Ps 94:12 Blessed is the man who Thou chastenest, O Lord, and teachest him out of Thy law.

Ps 112:1 Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in His commandments.

Ps 119:1-2 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord. Blessed are they that keep His testimonies, and that seek Him with the whole heart.

Ps 128:1 Blessed is every one that feareth the Lord, that walk in His ways.

Ps 146:5 Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God.

So basically, we need to be careful who we get counsel from or associate with. We need to put our trust in Christ alone. That one is so important that in just these few verses it is mentioned 4 times. We need to find our strength in Him. The joy of the Lord is our strength remember. We need to accept His chastening and learn from it and His word. Which means we need to spend time in His word. We need to have fear of the Lord and keep His commandments to us. We need to seek Him with our whole heart. Our hope must be in Him and nothing else.

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