The psalmist focuses on the person who "fears the Lord" and "delights in His commandments." This person will raise godly offspring that make the choice to follow in their parent's footsteps and walk faithfully with God. They will be known for their faith walk and for their humility and passion. Not sure about you, but that is exactly what I want for my kids. How does it happen? I must strive to walk in the fear of the Lord and to "delight in His commandments." It sounds easy, but we have to admit that we struggle mightily with doing what the psalmists says. We want all the good that God offers, but are unwilling to make the sacrifices necessary to do so. On both occasions when my wife was pregnant, she always impressed me with how she immediately stopped drinking coffee or eating anything with white flour, because she felt those could hinder our kid's physical or mental development in some way. This is exactly how God has called us to live. We put away that which we know is not healthy, and we put on those qualities that honor God. Our kids will benefit greatly from that decision and, quite honestly, our whole lives will be changed drastically, as well. We will enjoy God's incredible blessings even as we face difficult times in life. We will see God at work through us even though we might face tragedy or heartache. I cannot say it enough, this is exactly what I want for my family and for my life personally. How about you? Do you fear the Lord and "delight in His commandments? If not, what needs to change?

Help me, Lord, to fear You and to delight in Your commandments. Help me to make every sacrifice needed to walk faithfully with You and to enjoy Your incredible blessings upon my life.