Psalm 112

Psalm 112
The Blessing of the Righteous in the Millennium
Psalm 112. This Psalm describes the blessedness of the righteous in the Millennium. The chief characteristics of the upright are the fear of the Lord and kindness to the needy. The scope of this Psalm is limited to “the land”, i.e. those of Israel. The following Psalm opens up to include the whole earth.
1 Hallelujah! Blessed is the man that feareth Jehovah, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.
2 His seed shall be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright shall be blessed.
3 Wealth and riches shall be in his house; and his righteousness abideth for ever.
vv.1-3 The Prosperity of Those Who Fear the Lord. Like Psalm 111 and 113, this Psalm begins with “Hallelujah”. Those who fear the Lord and not only obey but also delight in His commandments will be blessed! Consistent with the hopes of an earthly people, this blessing is material as well as spiritual; “His seed shall be mighty in the land… wealth and riches shall be in his house”.
4 Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness; he is gracious, and merciful, and righteous.
5 It is well with the man that is gracious and lendeth; he will sustain his cause in judgment.
6 For he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.
7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is fixed confiding in Jehovah;
8 His heart is maintained, he is not afraid, until he see his desire upon his oppressors.
9 He scattereth abroad, he giveth to the needy; his righteousness abideth for ever: his horn shall be exalted with honour.
vv.4-9 The Establishment of the Upright. The upright who are characterized as “gracious, and merciful, and righteous” find light in the darkness. In the government of God, it will go well for those who are gracious to others, freely lending to those who are in need. When the righteous suffer, God will sustain their cause in Christ’s righteous kingdom. Nor will there be a regression of that state of righteousness, but “the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance”. The righteous can have utter confidence in Jehovah, such that he is not afraid, and will see justice done (v.8). The righteous are not only prosperous, but generous with their prosperity, scattering abroad their substance to the needy. In reciprocity, the Lord will establish the righteous and exalt them.
10 The wicked man shall see it and be vexed; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.
v.10 The Wicked. Here we find that there are wicked in the earth in the Millennium. The sin nature will not be eradicated, and there are those who will not submit to Jehovah’s righteous reign. They will be vexed by the prosperity of the righteous, but they will be brought to nothing, like melting snow, their desires will perish!
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