Happy Inventory Day by Nelson Price

6/21/87

HAPPY INVENTORY DAY
PSALMS 128: 1 - 4
(PAGE 916 "COME ALIVE" BIBLE)

JESUS CHRIST said, "Honor your father and your mother...
(Matthew 15:4).
Father's Day is inventory time. Are you honored? The answer to
that in part may be found in the question: "Am I honorable?"
Four insightful traits of an honorable and honored father are
given in Psalms 28.
I.A WALK IN THE PATH OF GOD "Who walks in His way."
"Blessed (happy) is every one who fears the Lord."
The only one who truly fears God is the one who is afraid of
displeasing Him by forsaking the paths of His will. It is not
fear of the punishment gained, but the pain given Him.
In this way fear of God becomes a constructive, regulating
principle.
To FEAR God means to be totally committed in obedience to God
and loyal to His Word. Such a person is blessed because he has
no other competing loyalties or desires and thus no resulting
worries. He is free from contending pressures.
II.A WORK IN THE PURPOSE OF GOD "...you eat the labor of your
hands." (Vs. 2)
An industrious man is an object of his family's admiration. It
is has been said, "Youth is a blunder; adulthood is a struggle;
and old age a regret." It doesn't have to be so forthe godly.
III.A WIFE IN THE PROVIDENCE OF GOD "Your wife shall be like a
fruitful vine in the very heart of your house."
The New King James gives a more literal translation of the
Hebrew text. The wife is pictured as being like a vine in the
inner courtyard of the house. Such a vine is considered an
indication of Divine favor. By using the vine to illustrate the
role ...


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