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King David entrusts his son with the construction of the first temple in Jerusalem, and before his coronation, David gives with devotion a prayer of thanksgiving to the Lord for the fulfillment of his pact with men, from God come all the good things, and the perfections of creation David says, corresponds to the sensible man the worship of God:
"Praise be to you, LORD,
the God of our father Israel,
from everlasting to everlasting.
Yours, LORD, is the greatness and the power
and the glory and the majesty and the splendor,
for everything in heaven and earth is yours.
Yours, LORD, is the kingdom;
you are exalted as head over all.
Wealth and honor come from you;
you are the rule of all things.
In your hands are strength and power
to exalt and give strength to all.
Now, our God, we give you thanks,
and praise your glorious name" 1 Chronicles 29:10-13
God enriches those whom the Lord wants to bless, King David teaches us in his prayer in the Bible. Those who fear God and live righteously inherit the land explains the Bible, that is inherit the secure life:"But the meek shall inherit the land, and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace" Psalm 37:11. The fear of God (constancy, firmness, devotion) spiritually blesses men because this gift establishes a bond of love with the wisdom of God.
David continues and request God for a renewed heart towards charity, so that men fulfill the covenant and Israel would be blessed with prosperity: "Lord, the God of our fathers Abraham, Isaac and Israel, keep these desires and thoughts in the hearts of your people forever, and keep their hearts loyal to you" 1 Chronicles 29:18.
The actions of King David and his son Solomon show us that the nations who do not seek wisdom from the heart through the fear of God cannot grow, prosper, or bear good fruit; It falls to leaders to set an example and establish spiritual leadership, a well-guided people is a people that achieves the common good.

The Bible introduces us to Job: "In the land of Uz there lived a man whose name was Job. This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil" Job 1:1. The Bible tells us how Job was put to the test by the accusing angel before the court of God. Thus great misfortunes befell Job, he lost his children and his immense estate that made him one of the richest men.
But Job was a man who feared God, and when he listened to what happened to his children, Job never pronounced anything against the wise God.
This is how the Bible describes how Job acted:
"At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship and said:
´Naked I came from my mother's womb,
and naked I will depart.
The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away;
may the name of the LORD be praised.´
In all this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing." Job 1:20-22.
The meaning of this book is to show us the importance of the spiritual gift of fear of God to be prosperous in life. The fear of God is defined as firmness, constancy, devotion, equanimity, and stability. And this spiritual gift is more important than mercy (compassion, kindness), and even wisdom, which claims to have an answer for everything.
God is wise, but creation does not simply submit to human wisdom, but to the unfathomable design of divine providence. Many times we do not know the designs of God and wisdom is insufficient as in the case of Job. The fear of God, as Job demonstrates, is the basis of the spiritual life of man, and it is through this gift that the commandments of the law of Moses have their sustenance: "Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man", Ecclesiastes 12:13.
The fear of God teaches us the importance of humility of heart before the Lord. As we come into the world, so we leave, from this world we do not take anything except the good things we have done for God and our neighbor; selfishness, resentment, and pride do not add up, this is the message that Job gave us.
Jesus finally reminds us that the Kingdom of God belongs to the poor in spirit, that is, the humble of heart, in Matthew 5:3.

Israel in the old covenant is God's promise made to Abraham: "Not one of all the LORD'S good promises to Israel failed; every one was fulfilled" Joshua 21:45.
But in the new alliance, the promises are the holy spirit and eternal life: "On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: ´Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit´" Acts 1:4.
But the disciples, after Jesus was resurrected, and not having received the gifts of the Holy Spirit, still did not fully understand the new promises, that is why when Jesus introduces himself to the disciples before saying goodbye to them, he receives a question: "Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom of Israel?" Acts 1:6.
Jesus is not a liberating messiah like David, Jesus did not come to establish a Kingdom or a temporary dynasty, but to give a message and to institute the Church, the continuation of his task on earth.
That's why Jesus answers them: "Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit" Acts 1:4-5.
The Kingdom of Heaven is a message of spiritual transformation for man, like the seed that becomes a tree or the worm that becomes a butterfly; it is not a message for natural men who follow the dictates of the body and passions, but a message for spiritual men who follow God and true life, the eternal life or contemplative activity, the kingdom of God is beyond the law of Moses or the human virtues, is the action of God among men: "Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect" Matthew 5:48, "Be merciful, as your heavenly Father is merciful" Luke 6:36, "Be holy because I am holy" 1 Peter 1:16.

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