Tehillim / Psalms 128, ספר תהילים קכח, Faith, Fasting, and Fear


In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 128:1-6, the psalm opens, א שִׁיר הַמַּעֲלוֹת אַשְׁרֵי כָּל-יְרֵא יְהֹוָה הַהֹלֵךְ בִּדְרָכָיו: 128:1 How blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, Who walks in His ways. (NASB) The fear of the Lord is coupled to walking in His ways. We respect the Lord for His power and His watchful eyes on our lives. We know His promises and how He wants us to live for Him, and He told us what we should do. The Psalmist states, ב יְגִיעַ כַּפֶּיךָ כִּי תֹאכֵל אַשְׁרֶיךָ וְטוֹב לָךְ: 128:2 When you shall eat of the fruit of your hands, You will be happy and it will be well with you. (NASB) The psalmist speaks of the fruit of our hands. This when coupled to the fear of the Lord and walking in His ways, the fruit of the hands will be that of righteousness, holiness, justice, and truth. This is why the psalmist states saying, ג אֶשְׁתְּךָ | כְּגֶפֶן פֹּרִיָּה בְּיַרְכְּתֵי בֵיתֶךָ בָּנֶיךָ כִּשְׁתִלֵי זֵיתִים סָבִיב לְשֻׁלְחָנֶךָ: ד הִנֵּה כִי-כֵן יְבֹרַךְ גָּבֶר יְרֵא יְהֹוָה: 28:3 Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine Within your house, Your children like olive plants Around your table. 128:4 Behold, for thus shall the man be blessed Who fears the Lord. (NASB) Read more here: Tehillim 128-Part1