Read Psalm 112:1-10
112 Praise the Lord!
Happy is the person who honours the Lord,
who takes pleasure in obeying his commands.
2 The good man’s children will be powerful in the land;
his descendants will be blessed.
3 His family will be wealthy and rich,
and he will be prosperous for ever.
4 Light shines in the darkness for good people,
for those who are merciful, kind, and just.
5 Happy is the person who is generous with his loans,
who runs his business honestly.
6 A good person will never fail;
he will always be remembered.
7 He is not afraid of receiving bad news;
his faith is strong, and he trusts in the Lord.
8 He is not worried or afraid;
he is certain to see his enemies defeated.
9 He gives generously to the needy,
and his kindness never fails;
he will be powerful and respected.
10 The wicked see this and are angry;
they glare in hate and disappear;
their hopes are gone for ever.
Sometimes when Psalms speak of good people versus evil people it is helpful to think of the battle going on within yourself. Each of us has a part of us that is generous, and another part that is selfish.
When you read this Psalm in that light you realize that the good wins in the end. This is God’s will.
Lord, there is a battle going on inside me; my wickedness against my goodness. Thank you that ultimately you have the victory through your resurrection and defeat of death and sin.