Psalm 128:1–2 gives you the keys to experiencing God’s blessings in your life. The passage declares, “Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in his ways. You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.”
God promises to dispense his blessings—and these are the keys—to those who “fear the Lord” and “walk in his ways.”
To “fear the Lord” is to reverence him. God is worthy of your highest respect. He wants to be first place in your life and second to no one. To “walk in his ways” is to obey his Word. God does not want you to get hurt in this fallen world, and that’s why he gives you his Word as a guide.
The blessings of God will follow your obedience to God which follows your respect for God. It’s that simple. Respecting God is an internal decision, and obeying him is its external demonstration.
King Solomon affirms this in Ecclesiastes 8:12 when he says, “I know that it will go better with God-fearing men, who are reverent before God,” and Isaiah declares in Isaiah 3:10, “Tell the righteous it will be well with them, for they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds.”
Your respect for God and obedience to him guarantee that “You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.” The NKJV renders this as “When you eat the labor of your hands, you shall be happy, and it shall be well with you.”
All of us are the products of our limited experiences, and we know little of what lies in our earth-bound futures. We don’t know what awaits over the next hill, much less what the world, the economy, or our employers will throw at us tomorrow.
Put God in charge of your life by respecting his person and obeying his Word, and then “blessings and prosperity will be yours.”
“Tell the righteous it will be well with them, for they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds.” (Isa. 3:10)