If you have any doubt what God expects from men, Psalm 112 should give you everything that you need to know. Men, this is the yardstick that God uses on you and in response blesses you accordingly. See if you measure up. Where you do not, repent and correct and then expect from God what he has promised. Do not be like the wicked who will melt away and even what they desire will perish.
1 Praise the Lord!
Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in his commandments!
2 His offspring will be mighty in the land;
The generation of the upright will be blessed.
3 Wealth and riches are in his house,
And his righteousness endures forever.
4 Light dawns in the darkness for the upright;
He is gracious, merciful, and righteous.
5 It is well with the man who deals generously and lends;
Who conducts his affairs with justice.
6 For the righteous will never be moved;
He will be remembered forever.
7 He is not afraid of bad news;
His heart is firm, trusting in the Lord.
8 His heart is steady; he will not be afraid,
Until he looks in triumph on his adversaries.
9 He has distributed freely; he has given to the poor;
His righteousness endures forever; his horn is exalted in honor.
10 The wicked man sees it and is angry; he gnashes his teeth and melts away;
The desire of the wicked will perish!