Psalm 128:1 - Living For Jesus Brings Real Happiness.

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

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

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 

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