Chapter-a-Day Psalm 112

Crafted into being. 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.

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One thought on “Chapter-a-Day Psalm 112”

  1. Their houses brim with wealth
    And a generosity that never runs dry.
    Everyone wants to be wealthy. I think of this differently today. My mind goes not only to material wealth, but wealth spiritually. Those who have been generous in their giving know that the much larger joy of being “wealthy” is sharing it, whatever IT is. If you haven’t randomly, annonomously blessed someone, try it. It will give you joy that will last a long time. It’s also contagious. You will do it again and again. That generosity will never run dry. Cool!!

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