In all that he does, he prospers.
The Bible is addressed to human beings. It’s God’s word to mankind. Whenever we read the Bible, we know it speaks to us. We have to keep in mind, though, that Jesus became one of us–the Son of Man. Therefore, as He walked this earth, the Bible also spoke to Him.
His response to God’s word is clear: “Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come; in the scroll of the book it is written of me: I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart'” (Ps. 40:7-8). He fulfilled all righteousness, including the first two verses of the first psalm: “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.” Were it not for Jesus fulfilling these two verses, there would have been no salvation for us.
Therefore, He also obtained all the blessings and promises that are related to doing God’s will. Every promise that is dependent upon the fulfillment of some righteousness belongs to Him. That’s why Paul wrote: “For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory” (2 Cor. 1:20). As Paul wrote in the previous verse: “In him it is always Yes.”
What does that have to do with today’s verse? Since Jesus perfectly fulfilled the first two verses of this psalm, He also has obtained the blessing and reality that is conditioned upon its fulfillment: “In all that he does, he prospers.” Everything He does succeeds! That’s really good news. In the end He will say: “Behold, I and the children God has given me” (Heb. 2:13). Not one of them will be lost! He will succeed in bringing them to glory.
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