“I will sing a new song to you, my God; on the ten-stringed lyre I will make music to you, to the One who gives victory to kings, who delivers his servant David. From the deadly sword deliver me; rescue me from the hands of foreigners whose mouths are full of lies, whose right hands are deceitful. Then our sons in their youth will be like well-nurtured plants, and our daughters will be like pillars carved to adorn a palace. Our barns will be filled with every kind of provision. Our sheep will increase by thousands, by tens of thousands in our fields; our oxen will draw heavy loads. There will be no breaching of walls, no going into captivity, no cry of distress in our streets. Blessed is the people of whom this is true; blessed is the people whose God is the Lord.” Psalm 144:9-15
I think a universal truth is that all people want to experience blessing. Every one of us hopes for good things to come our way. Some might term it good luck; others might use good fortune. The Bible says blessing. But what is it?
Is it finding a lottery ticket and winning the biggest jackpot of all time?
It is never experiencing a day of sickness in your entire life?
Is it grand success in one’s chosen career?
Is it acclaim and power and prestige?
Of course, those are fortuitous and could be termed by the world as strokes of great luck and good fortune and blessing. But are they the blessing the Lord speaks of?
This psalm defines blessing for us.
“Blessed is the people whose God is the Lord.”
That sums it up because in every situation, knowing God, having a relationship with Him, walking and talking with our Creator, and trusting Him with every other thing is way better than any other “good” things the world offers.
Father, I know You and that is the greatest blessing that will last for all of eternity.