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Joy In The Fear Of The Lord (Psalm 112:1-10)

Phillip Stuckey, January 19, 2020
Part of the Paradoxes of the Bible series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Paradoxes are a “form of expression which seems to be either self-contradictory or absurd, but which at another level expresses fundamental truth.” The word of God is full of paradoxes that challenge us to grow in our faith and understanding (2 Cor. 6:9-10; 2 Pet. 3:18; Heb. 5:12-14). In this lesson, we want to consider the paradox of having joy in the fear of the Lord (Ps. 112:1).

Tags: Bible Study, Fear, Joy, Obedience, Respect, Spiritual Growth, Truth, Worship

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Psalm 112 (Listen)

112:1   Praise the LORD!
  Blessed is the man who fears the LORD,
    who greatly delights in his commandments!
  His offspring will be mighty in the land;
    the generation of the upright will be blessed.
  Wealth and riches are in his house,
    and his righteousness endures forever.
  Light dawns in the darkness for the upright;
    he is gracious, merciful, and righteous.
  It is well with the man who deals generously and lends;
    who conducts his affairs with justice.
  For the righteous will never be moved;
    he will be remembered forever.
  He is not afraid of bad news;
    his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD.
  His heart is steady; he will not be afraid,
    until he looks in triumph on his adversaries.
  He has distributed freely; he has given to the poor;
    his righteousness endures forever;
    his horn is exalted in honor.
10   The wicked man sees it and is angry;
    he gnashes his teeth and melts away;
    the desire of the wicked will perish!


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