Psalm 128:3-4 –Fruitful Vine and Olive Shoots in My House

Today’s Reading: Joel 1:1‐3:21, Revelation 1:1‐20, Psalm 128:1‐6, Proverbs 29:18

Context: David is talking about blessings for the man who fears the Lord.

Psalm 128:3-4  “Your wife will be like a fruitful vine
 within your house; 
your children will be like olive shoots
 around your table.  Behold, thus shall the man be blessed
 who fears the Lord.”

Observations:

  • The man who fears the Lord will be blessed with:
    • A wife like a fruitful vine within his house
    • Children like olives hoots around his table

Today I am moving furniture (including our table) into our new house, so this verse jumped off the page for me.

Apply:  I need to have a healthy fear of God.  I want to spend time posturing myself appropriately before the creator, savior, and life giver.  “Lord, may I live out of a healthy fear of you.”

What does the Bible mean when it tells us to fear God?

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