Tehillim / Psalms 128, ספר תהילים קכח, Part 2, Faith, Fasting, and Fear

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 128:1-6, 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) The one who fears the Lord will take time to be with his family spending time in relationship and taking time to be with wife and children. The blessing of the Lord comes in many forms, to work in the hearts of men, women, and children, to be fruitful, a delight, and as the psalm describes, olive plants around the table. The Psalm concludes saying, ה יְבָרֶכְךָ יְהֹוָה מִצִּיּוֹן וּרְאֵה בְּטוּב יְרוּשָׁלָם כֹּל יְמֵי חַיֶּיךָ: ו וּרְאֵה-בָנִים לְבָנֶיךָ שָׁלוֹם עַל-יִשְֹרָאֵל: 128:5 The Lord bless you from Zion, And may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life. 128:6 Indeed, may you see your children’s children. Peace be upon Israel! (NASB) The blessing of children provides us with the future expectation of the Lord’s blessing continuing on as we pass His truth and salvation to future generations.  Read more here: Tehillim 128-Part1-and-2

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