David sang in Psalms 128,
“1Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways. 2For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee. 3Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table. 4Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD.”
This holiday weekend we commemorate and celebrate the productivity and economy or success of this year. This weekend is not just the final hooray of summer, it marks the blessings of our efforts and toil in 2013. In order for us to realize the success that seems to be so elusive, David showed us key components to achieving that success.
There must be a healthy fear or reverence of the Lord. It is that reverence that invokes or motivates a walk that lines up with God’s ways. Our Godly walk impacts our labor or secular efforts which produces positive fruit in our lives. This reverence will likely manifest itself in our spouse and children.
Having a humble reverence for God will prompt blessings upon lives.
Think about it!
1Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. Psalms 127:1