Ps 112:1-10. This Psalm may be regarded as an
exposition of Ps 111:10,
presenting the happiness of those who fear and obey God, and
contrasting the fate of the ungodly.
1. True fear produces obedience and this
2, 3. Temporal blessings follow the service of
God, exceptions occurring only as they are seen by God to be
inconsistent with those spiritual blessings which are better.
4. light—figurative for relief (Ps 27:1;
the upright—are like God (Lu 6:36; Ps
5-9. Generosity, sound judgment in business,
and confidence in God, form a character which preserves from fear of
evil and ensures success against enemies. While a man thus truly pious
is liberal, he increases in substance.
6. not be moved—(compare Ps 13:4; 15:5).
8. heart is established—or, firm in
see his desire—(Ps 50:23;
10. Disappointed in their malevolent wishes by
the prosperity of the pious, the wicked are punished by the working of
their evil passions, and come to naught.