“For surely, O Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as a shield.”
How wonderful it must be to be in God’s favor! To be showered with undeserved blessings; to be protected by an Almighty God; to be loved unconditionally. It is almost too much for our human minds to understand. Does God really care that much for us? How can we be sure? Are we even worthy of such blessings?
No, we are not worthy on our own merit to receive anything from God. But as David reminds us in this verse, God blesses the righteous. Who are these righteous ones? Simply stated the righteous are those in “right standing” with God. The righteous are those that have accepted salvation, confessed Jesus as their Savior, turned from sin and are striving to live a godly life. This alone makes us worthy before God.
Not only does God bless His children, He also places His shield of favor over us. In the world, things may not always go the way we want or expect, many will not look upon us with favor.
But God always looks at us with love and compassion. When we have His favor surrounding us we can be assured that our lives will be blessed. He has wonderful plans for us all (Jeremiah 29:11).
If you know Jesus as your Savior you are already one of His righteous ones and can rejoice in knowing that God is blessing you with His marvelous favor!
If you have not accepted Jesus as your Savior, please don’t wait another minute! God loves you and wants you as one of His righteous children. He wants to bless you and surround you with His favor. Romans 10:9 says, “…if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord’ and believe in our heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Accept His salvation today and you too will become one in right standing with God. You too can joyfully live with His blessings and favor.