Monday, October 15, 2012
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 mediates day and night.
He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgement. nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous for the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.
Most times, when reading the word of God, I hesitate to expound upon it. When I read this, I think about how when we seek God and look for Him and work on learning His word and truth, that when we do that,and "mediate on his law day and night"....I think HOW CAN I EVER GO WRONG????
I think when we read "In all that he does, he prospers" we think that we will have much more then food/shelter/clothing, but have the latest phone and gadgets. And I think all that is being said here is that in prospering we will have tranquility with what we have. I love the opening lines and how our "delight" is to be in God and not others, especially the wicked. The bottom line here is to delight in the LORD and nothing else.
May we work at this.
May God bless you.