Many churches throughout the world use a Bible reading schedule called a "lectionary." It's just a fancy word meaning "selected readings." Posts like this reflect on the readings for an upcoming Sunday or other Church holiday, as found in the three-year lectionary.
It’s valuable to ask how we measure happiness. Many picture it in terms of freedom from trials, lack of responsibility, a life of ease and pleasure. Yet that is not the message of Psalm 128. In this psalm the happy person works with his hands, but receives enough to eat. He has a wife who is fruitful. That takes come care and effort. There are children around the table, and they are growing. AGain, this takes considerable work. Grandchildren also in verse six, can be a lot of work. Life, for this man who fears the Lord, is busy and full.
Where’s the happiness? We find great joy in a full life. It is always good to be busy about good things. It is a blessing to see God’s blessing on our lives and families. What is our prayer then? Peace be with Israel. We pray God’s peace on God’s people, including the Church. They are hard at work, living and enjoying God’s goodness.
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