Psalm 128:1 - Living For Jesus Brings Real Happiness

The Lord will bless you if
you respect him and obey his laws.
Psa 128:1 (CEV)

Blessed means Happy and stems from Reverence and Obedience to God. [Ryrie

Happiness is the lot of the one who has learned to fear the Lord and walk in
His ways. [Wycliffe Bible Commentary]

Joy will fill the lives of those who walk in [God's] ways, [Cambridge
Annotated SB]

Laboring in anxious independence of God is vain (127:2), but working under
God and in obedience to His ways is fruitful. [Bible Knowledge Commentary]

The fear of God is the foundation of all true happiness. This is not the
shuddering fear that comes from conscious guilt, but the fear that arises
from an ardent love and profound reverence for God. [SDA Commentary]

Only those who are truly holy, are truly happy. In vain do we pretend to be
of those that fear God, if we do not make conscience of keeping stedfastly
to his ways. Blessed is every one that fears the Lord; whether he be high or
low, rich or poor in the world. If thou fear him and walk in his ways, all
shall be well with thee while thou livest, better when thou diest, best of
all in eternity. [Matthew Henry Commentary]

Fear of the LORD, that Old Testament respect for God that motivates
obedience, is the path of blessing for all of us. In most cases the blessing
will be obvious: long life, prosperity, a large and happy family. . . . Not
all of us who walk in God's way have this experience on earth. But every one
of us who knows and serves the LORD is assured peace and prosperity in those
"days of your life" which stretch on and on forever in eternity. [The
365-Day Devotional Commentary]

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge. Proverbs 1:7. One
sentence of Scripture is of more value than ten thousand of man's ideas or
arguments. Those who refuse to follow God's way will finally receive the
sentence, "Depart from Me." But when we submit to God's way, the Lord Jesus
guides our minds and fills our lips with assurance. We may be strong in the
Lord and in the power of His might. Receiving Christ, we are clothed with
power. An indwelling Saviour makes His power our property. The truth becomes
our stock in trade. No unrighteousness is seen in the life. We are able to
speak words in season to those who know not the truth. Christ's presence in
the heart is a vitalizing power, strengthening the entire being.  7T71