Read Psalm 112:1-10
Praise the Lord!
Happy is the person who honours the Lord,
who takes pleasure in obeying his commands.
2The good man’s children will be powerful in the land;
his descendants will be blessed.
3His family will be wealthy and rich,
and he will be prosperous for ever.
4Light shines in the darkness for good people,
for those who are merciful, kind, and just.
5Happy is the person who is generous with his loans,
who runs his business honestly.
6A good person will never fail;
he will always be remembered.
7He is not afraid of receiving bad news;
his faith is strong, and he trusts in the Lord.
8He is not worried or afraid;
he is certain to see his enemies defeated.
9He gives generously to the needy,
and his kindness never fails;
he will be powerful and respected.
10The wicked see this and are angry;
they glare in hate and disappear;
their hopes are gone for ever.
The desire of the wicked comes to nothing (Verse 10). On the other hand, the righteous shine like lights in the darkness. Every day, every moment, we must choose righteousness, light - as difficult as it might be - it is always the pathway to joy.
Lord, in a world that often seems mad with anger and bitterness let my light shine. When it is dim - shine your light on to me so that I might reflect you.
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