In our society today everyone is looking for happiness. We buy more clothes, bigger houses, nicer cars, bigger TVs, and a lot more material goods all in the quest to be happy. We have extra marital affairs, intoxicate our bodies, and do things out of our character trying to find happiness. Yet, the one place we are guaranteed to find happiness, we walk away from. Psalm 112 tells us in whom and how we can be happy. It begins with a shout of praise to Yahweh Elohim. Then it continues to tell us that those who are happy fears Yahweh and delights in His commands. Being happy doesn’t come from another human being. It doesn’t come from over eating, doing drugs, or buying more things. It comes from honoring our Great King and abiding by His rules. It comes from being righteous. Let’s praise God for giving us a way to be happy without involving anyone or anything else except Him.
To learn more about this series, read “To Yahweh Be the Glory.”
We are Happy in You Yahweh
How happy is anyone who fears you Yahweh, who greatly delights in your mitzvot (commands).
Your descendants will be powerful on earth, a blessed generation of upright people. Wealth and riches are in your house and you righteousness stands forever.
To the upright you shine like a light in the dark, merciful, compassionate and righteous.
Things go well with the person who is merciful and lends, who conducts his affairs with fairness; for he will never be moved. The righteous will be remembered forever. He will not be frightened by bad news; he remains steady, trusting in you Yahweh. His heart is set firm; he will not be afraid, till finally he looks in triumph at his enemies.
You Yahweh distribute freely. You give to the poor. Your righteousness stands forever. Your power will be increased honorably, Yahweh.
The wicked will be angry when they see this; they will gnash their teeth and waste away, the desires of the wicked will come to nothing.