February 26, Fruit of Your Labor

Today’s reading: Psalms 126-130

“Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in obedience to him. You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours” - Psalm 128:1-2.

The psalmist stated that there is a reward for all those who fear and obey the Lord. Those who fear Him are blessed, but God also enables them to eat the fruit of their labor, as well as enjoy blessings and prosperity. The wisdom writer later wrote about blessings and prosperity: “A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in their own toil. This too, I see, is from the hand of God, for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment? To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness” (Ecclesiastes 2:24-26a). If that’s true, and of course God’s word is true, then you must ask yourself whether or not you are eating the fruit of your labor. If not, why not? Are you enjoying abundance? If not, then is there some crack in your foundation of fearing and obeying the Lord?