Romans 3:23 and Romans 6:23 make it clear, as a group of folks; what we deserve is death. We all have sinned and that sin separates us from God; but, God demonstrated his love for us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us! Romans 5:8. So, you may ask, why is the Roman road passing through Psalm 112. Like the people of old, our righteousness comes by faith.
The psalmist was not speaking of perfect people; when he recounted the rewards of the reverent. He was simply telling Israel–that fearing God, and trusting him; would provide for them a life that was unmatched in the world. It was not necessarily a life free from pain or trial, but, it did include gifts and rewards that the rest of the world could only dream of. In fact, as the world looks on, they become increasingly frustrated and angry, because clearly something is different.
Simply put, the reverent see the life they are given as a treasure. A treasure that is not to be taken for granted or hoarded, but, instead it is treated as a life gladly shared and fearlessly embraced. We live and give generously. The righteous seek God first, but share him in all that they do. His chosen do not hide from the world–instead they show the world that Christ is the difference–then, the world can choose to embrace the truth or continue to defy it. It is no secret–A life walking with Christ is exceedingly more fulfilling than one that is separate from God–Like the psalmist, we simply need to embrace the reverent life, and share it with others.
God Bless You
Praise the Lord!
Blessed is the man who fears the Lord,
who greatly delights in his commandments!
2 His offspring will be mighty in the land;
the generation of the upright will be blessed.
3 Wealth and riches are in his house,
and his righteousness endures forever.
4 Light dawns in the darkness for the upright;
he is gracious, merciful, and righteous.
5 It is well with the man who deals generously and lends;
who conducts his affairs with justice.
6 For the righteous will never be moved;
he will be remembered forever.
7 He is not afraid of bad news;
his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord.
8 His heart is steady; he will not be afraid,
until he looks in triumph on his adversaries.
9 He has distributed freely; he has given to the poor;
his righteousness endures forever;
his horn is exalted in honor.
10 The wicked man sees it and is angry;
he gnashes his teeth and melts away;
the desire of the wicked will perish!