“Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the Lord.”
A good dad fears God and as a result, he shows it by the way that he lives. There is nothing more important than a man's spiritual integrity. What do you want to be remembered for? I want my children to remember me for my Christian character. I want them to say, "My dad feared God.”
Psalm 128 is for families. We’re taught that the prosperity of our families depends upon the blessing of God. There are 4 rewards listed for the man that “fears God” (Psalm 128:1):
First, A Successful Career. “For thou shalt eat the labor of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee” (Psalm 128:2). God’s blessing will make everything we put our hands to, better.
Second, A Pleasant Family Life. “Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table” (Psalm 128:3). A growing, beautiful and fruitful family for the Lord comes from a sincere Christ-honoring walk.
Third, Uncommon Spiritual Favor. “The Lord shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life” (Psalm 128:5). Blessings out of Zion (Heaven) are the best blessings, which flow as special grace to those who walk with God.
Fourth, The Raising Up of Generations. "Yes, thou shalt see thy children's children…” (Psalm 128:6). The best inheritance of all is seeing God-fearing grandchildren being raised up. You can't do anything about your ancestors, but you can certainly do something about your descendants.
This coming Sunday is Father’s Day. Let’s pray and honor all the wonderful, godly dads we know.
We Love You, Father God!
Dr. Tim Pollock, Senior Pastor