Summary: To show that blessings come in two: we are worshippers of GOD, we delight in His WORDS. No greater blessings other than these, blessings in itself.
Do you enjoy GOD's WORDS?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that blessings come in two: we are worshippers of GOD, we delight in His WORDS. No greater blessings other than these, blessings in itself.
Psalms 112:1 (Amplified Bible)
112:1 PRAISE THE Lord! (Hallelujah!) Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who fears (reveres and worships) the Lord, who delights greatly in His commandments.
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS, for we worship who You are and we enjoy Your WORDS.
2 requirements of blessings
A. Authors: Authorship of many is uncertain, generally attributed to King David.
B. Date written: c. 1440 to 450 B.C. ( From Moses to Ezra)
C. Purpose: 150 songs to praise and worship GOD
D. To whom written: Sometimes to GOD, sometimes to author
E. Main Themes: praise and worship, prayer and praise
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. A worshipper of the LORD
"PRAISE THE Lord! (Hallelujah!) Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who fears (reveres and worships) the Lord,"
Requirements of GOD's blessings is first you need to be a worshipper of the LORD, One who have accepted the LORD as LORD, GOD and SAVIOR.
But you will say, how come unbelievers are richer, yes in physical, but let's see if their riches been a blessing to them. Let's see a typical rich man, slaves himself to work everyday to become rich, yet is not content, not feeling safe, and can't sleep at night because he thinks his riches will be robbed by someone else, he thinks everybody is out to get him because of his riches, and thinks he's getting kidnapped, or carnapped because his car is the fastest and latest. Think again! His riches have become a curse for him and his luxurious house a prison for him. He is not blessed! Wealth with peace is blessing.
Psalms 111:10 (Amplified Bible)
111:10 The reverent fear and worship of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom and skill [the preceding and the first essential, the prerequisite and the alphabet]; a good understanding, wisdom, and meaning have all those who do [the will of the Lord]. Their praise of Him endures forever.
Psalms 4:8 (Amplified Bible)
4:8 In peace I will both lie down and sleep, for You, Lord, alone make me dwell in safety and confident trust.
Psalms 69:22 (Amplified Bible)
69:22 Let their own table [with all its abundance and luxury] become a snare to them; and when they are secure in peace [or at their sacrificial feasts, let it become] a trap to them.
Psalms 119:165 (Amplified Bible)
119:165 Great peace have they who love Your law; nothing shall offend them or make them stumble.
Psalms 37:16 (Amplified Bible)
37:16 Better is the little that the [uncompromisingly] righteous have than the abundance [of possessions] of many who are wrong and wicked.
Proverbs 15:16-17 (Amplified Bible)
15:16 Better is little with the reverent, worshipful fear of the Lord than great and rich treasure and trouble with it.
15:17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fatted ox and hatred with it.