All you who fear God, how blessed you are!
how happily you walk on his smooth straight road!
You worked hard and deserve all you’ve got coming.
Enjoy the blessing! Revel in the goodness! Psalm 128:1-2 (The Message)
Watch your step when you enter God’s house.
Enter to learn. That’s far better than mindlessly offering a sacrifice,
Doing more harm than good.
Don’t shoot off your mouth, or speak before you think.
Don’t be too quick to tell God what you think he wants to hear.
God’s in charge, not you—the less you speak, the better. Ephesians 5:1-2 (The Message)
The past few weeks, we have been inundated with Psalms telling us the happiness and rewards to those who fear God and follow God’s ways. The rub is, let’s be honest here, the rub is that most of us haven’t experienced that. So what are the possibilities?
- The scriptures aren’t true.
- The scriptures don’t say what we interpret them as saying.
- We don’t know what it means to fear God.
- We know, but don’t practice the fear of God.
What do you say? Have you experienced a dichotomy between the experience of these Psalmists? How do you explain it? Or maybe you have experienced a happy life that you attribute to your fear of God. Share your experience with us here.