Monday, September 28, 2015
Psalm for Sunday, October 4, 2015
Psalm 128: 1-2, 3, 4-5, 6 (Read)
“Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine
in the recesses of your home.”
Our psalmist tells us that a man who has
a right relationship with the Lord will also
obtain a right relationship with his wife and
And walking in the ways of the Lord will be
reflected in the way a man treats his wife.
A man’s wife is after all, “bone of my bones,
flesh of my flesh.” (Genesis 2:23)
As Christ nourishes the Church, so a man
cherishes his wife, and nourishes his relationship
with her. And the man’s reward is that his wife
will be like a ‘fruitful vine’ within his house.
This is how a man is blessed who fears the Lord.
If we have a right relationship with the Lord,
we will know how to treat our wives and our
children, and in turn, we will discover how blessed
we are in our home and by the presence of our
family. “Just so will they be blessed
who fear the Lord.”
Having been so favored by God, we understand
why, “A man shall leave his father and mother and
be joined to his wife.” God made them one flesh,
and, “What God has joined, no human being may
separate.” (Gospel, Mark 10:7-9)
If we fear the Lord and walk in His ways, we will
receive the blessings of our labor, prosper in a
material way, and grow old gracefully in the company
of our wife and children.
Discussion Questions for Reflection
1. Our psalmist speaks of the benefits of a right relationship with the Lord.
Tell of how fearing the Lord has led you to have a better relationship with your
spouse and your family members.
2. The Psalm asks, "May the Lord bless us all the days of our lives." Recall how
you have been blessed by God, both physically and spiritually, and how you have
been inspired to walk in His ways.