In Psalm 127, Solomon explained the vanity of work without first having placed ones trust in the Lord. Here the psalmist looks at the converse. Everyone who fears the Lord and walks according to His ways will be blessed. It will be as if the curse from Genesis 3 has been lifted.
Their labor will be blessed and fruitful. They shall eat and enjoy the fruit of their toil. Their wife will be fruitful and multiply. She will be a blessing to her husband and children. The children of the man who fears the Lord will be productive and strong. This is the blessing for the man who fears the Lord and walks in his ways.
The one who fears the Lord is not only concerned with himself, but for Jerusalem and the people of God. Thus, the blessing he receives ultimately extends beyond the individual, and beyond the present. When God’s people fear him and walk in His ways, the Lord blesses them corporately and eternally. The Lord will bless them from Zion!
So often we leave the Lord out of our plans. We work and strive for success, but we only find failure. This is not the case when we trust in the Lord and seek His will. Though the world will groan under the curse that came from Adam’s sin, the people of God will once again be fruitful and multiply. They will fill the earth and enjoy the fruit of their labors. This eternal perspective of failure and blessing will allow God’s people to rejoice, for we have overcome the world.