2 Their children will be successful everywhere; an entire generation of godly people will be blessed.
Psalm 112:2 (NLT)
This is the second installment of the series on Psalm 112. In the first verse, we learned about the characteristics of a godly man. A godly man fears the Lord and delights in obeying God. In the above verse, we shall look into the first benefit of such a person.
This verse tells us that our children will be successful everywhere and our entire generation will be blessed. Our faithfulness to God will not cause our blessings to be limited to ourselves alone. It will also affect our children and the rest of our descendents. Do you want proof on this?
Look at the Jews today. Despite their relatively small population, the Jews are very successful in every field. Every field you look, may it be banking, investment, film making, music, science, law etc, you can find some Jews at the top. What makes them so successful? Do they have better brains? There is no scientific evidence to show the brains of the Jews are better than the rest of ours. Some of these successful Jews have even become atheists. They have no relationship with God. Yet that did not hinder their success. They are only relying on the blessings of their ancestors. Along the line of their ancestry, there must be at least one of the ancestors who were faithful to God. Now, these Jews are reaping the benefits.
Do you want your children to be successful everywhere? If you do, you have to start with your relationship with God. Our position with God will guarantee the success of our children. I have a 3-year-old son myself. There is nothing I wish more than him to grow up in prosperity and health as his soul prospers. This is one of the reasons why I am so determined to follow God.
I have been building up my faith and sowing not just for my own prosperity but also for the prosperity of my son. While he is still small, I can still protect and provide for him but one day he will grow up. I will not be protecting and providing for him forever. The day will come where he will be independent and make his own decision to trust God. Should he develop his faith in God, success and prosperity are at his disposal. However, should he miss and stray, he will still have my blessings to help his through until he finds his way with God again. No matter what is going to happen in the future, I decree that my seed will never beg for bread. My seed will never live in lack in Jesus’ name.
The second part of the above verse tells us an entire generation of godly people will be blessed. This tells me not only my son is blessed. The entire line of my descendents will be blessed as well. Knowing that my decision today can affect the entire line of descendents, I am more determined than ever to build up my faith in God and obey his will.
Will you do the same? The religious people may threaten us with hell, spread lies and slanders about you if you choose to obey God instead of their doctrines. If you feel tempted to get into their bondage in order to relieve yourself from their persecution, ask yourself this question:
Are you going to sacrifice the blessings of your descendents just to gain acceptance from the religious people?
When we consider the cost from an eternal perspective, their threats and lies will mean nothing to us.
In conclusion, stay faithful to God and your descendents will be blessed.