“Blessed are those who fear the Lord
and walk in His ways!”
The Psalm affirms that the blessings
for those who fear the Lord are
to be found in the recesses of our
homes, in the ordinary joys of family.
The worthy wife is valued in the Psalm
as a fruitful vine because she blesses
her home and family with the gift
of her handiwork. As shown in the Gospel
she uses wisely what is given her as
her way of obeying the Lord and
holding Him in awe.
“Just so will they be blessed
who fear the Lord.”
If we fear the Lord and walk in His
ways, we will receive the blessings
of our labor, prosper, and grow old
gracefully in the company of our
wife and children.
Discussion Questions for Reflection
1. The Psalm assures us that we will be favored by the Lord,
if we walk in His ways. Speak of how you have been blessed
by obeying the Lord and holding Him in awe.
2. Our psalmist tells of a worthy wife who uses wisely what
she has been given. Give an example of how you have used
your God-given talent to serve your family or your community.