The good person is generous and lends lavishly;
No shuffling or stumbling around for this one,
But a sterling and solid and lasting reputation.
Unfazed by rumor and gossip,
Heart ready, trusting in God,
Spirit firm, unperturbed,
Ever blessed, relaxed among enemies,
They lavish gifts on the poor—
A generosity that goes on, and on, and on.
An honored life! A beautiful life! Psalm 112:5-9 (MSG)
Today's Psalm is on my list of verses to memorize. The whole thing. I remember reading this several years ago. I have a specific day and place fixed into my memory where this Psalm entered my heart and soul. It was the point in time that I realized this song describes the person I most want God to craft me into. I wish I could say it aptly describes the person I am already, but I know that's not wholly true. Yet, my prayer is that, day-by-day, I'm being molded into the person described in these lyrics.