In Psalm 112, David outlined the characteristics of the righteous person. He starts the Psalm with a praise unto God and said that the person who fears the Lord is blessed. The righteous person takes pleasure in keeping the commandments of the Lord and his children are mighty in the land and all his descendants are blessed. David then said that wealth and riches are in the house of the righteous and his righteousness endures forever. He said that light shines upon the darkness for the righteous because he is gracious and merciful.
It is well for the righteous person who is generous and is in a position to lend to others and he is fair in the way that he conducts his business. “For the righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered forever” (Psalm 112:6). The righteous are not afraid when they hear bad news because their heart is firm in trusting in God. The righteous person is stable, is not afraid and always triumph over their enemies. The righteous is generous and gives to those in need and they are exalted in honour.
The wicked person is angry at the righteous, but the wicked melts away and perish. The wicked may try to attack the righteous but their evil ways will never prevail because the Lord’s hand of protection is over the righteous. Who then are the righteous among us? All who call upon the name of the Lord, who have accepted the message of salvation and have invited Jesus Christ to live in their hearts. As we are connected to God, we lay claim to the promises in the word and we pray with authority as children of God.
The promises in the word belongs to us and as we pray, angels go to work on our behalf to bring to pass what we declare. As the righteousness of God we declare light, favour, blessings, wealth and riches, stability and divine protection from our enemies. Because of our covenant promises from God, we don’t have to focus too much energy on fighting our adversaries. This is because the word of God is sure and we are firm in our conviction that the wicked cannot and will not prevail against us. We keep our eyes on Jesus and continue to do his will in taking care of those in need. As we do the will of God, he takes care of our affairs.
“He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers” (Psalm 1:3).