BAD NEWS

Posted: October 3, 2012 in Faith
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BAD NEWSI recently read this comic strip in Cyanide and Happiness. It’s silly and funny and I had a laugh reading it. Yesterday I was reading Psalm 112, and verse 7 almost talks about the same thing!! It’s about the righteous, God fearing and upright person.

“They will have no fear of bad news;
Their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord.”

I was reminded of the comic and how the character in it reacted to the news. I wonder if we could react like that when we hear bad news. It’s something to think about.

I loved the whole Psalm though. So I’m going to post it in its entirety. It’s an assurance of the blessings that God wants to give people who fear Him, delight in His word, give freely to the poor, conduct their affairs with justice and are compassionate and gracious. Not that I’m anywhere close to that, but I like how simple the Psalm is and how easy it is to understand what God expects from us and what he’s willing to give us. I guess verse 7 and 8 also remind us that things aren’t always going to be easy and we’re not going to only hear what we want to hear. But even if things are hard now, we will always triumph in the end.

PSALM 112 (NIV)

1. Praise the Lord.
Blessed are those who fear the Lord,
who find great delight in his commands.

2. Their children will be mighty in the land;
the generation of the upright will be blessed.

3. Wealth and riches are in their houses,
and their righteousness endures forever.

4. Even in darkness light dawns for the upright,
for those who are gracious and compassionate and righteous.

5. Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely,
who conduct their affairs with justice.

6. Surely the righteous will never be shaken;
they will be remembered forever.

7. They will have no fear of bad news;
their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord

8. Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear;
in the end they will look in triumph on their foes.

9. They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor,
their righteousness endures forever;
their horn will be lifted high in honor.

10. The wicked will see and be vexed,
they will gnash their teeth and waste away;
the longings of the wicked will come to nothing.

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Comments
  1. jo4ya says:

    This is a good reminder Divine.. :)Am glad that you highlighted it!Keep it going!Thanks,Jo.

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