Monday, July 7, 2008

Psalm 1

Blessed is the man
who does not walk in
the counsel of the wicked
or stand in the way of sinners
or sit in the seat of mockers.
But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
He is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither.
Whatever he does prospers.
Not so the wicked!
They are like chaff
that the wind blows away.
Therefore the wicked will not stand
in the judgment,
nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
For the LORD watches over the way of
the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.

Have you ever noticed the progression in this Psalm? First you WALK with the wicked, then STAND with the sinners and lastly you SIT with the mockers. I know we are all sinners but this psalm speaks of so much more. Have you ever found yourself deep in some sinful behavior and thought "how in the world did I end up here"? The majority of people do not jump straight in....they walk, stand and then sit making themselves right at home in the wicked behavior. I speak from experience here....this is exactly how satan grabs you and when you finally "wake up" you are mortified at how you just went right along for the ride.

Today I pray that I will walk with the Lord, stand in His presence and sit at His feet. Only then can I overcome with His help the wicked of this world trying to pull me down. I pray the same for whoever reads this today. We are to meditate on His laws and Him night and day. May the troubles, cares, worries and distractions in your life subside and may you focus on Jesus today.

Have a great day!!!