As we begin the journey through the book of Psalms, the first message is simple–delighting in God brings blessings to ones life. Each of us has the opportunity to choose how we attack the amazing journey we are taking. We can choose how we live, with whom we fellowship and what we focus our heart and minds upon. David, the man after God’s own heart, speaks specifically to the cost and benefits to choosing God or choosing the wicked.
If we choose to delight in God–we will always be well grounded, we cared for, stable and fruitful. Like a tree planted by a stream. Storms still come, droughts still happen, but in the midst–the stability and provision of God provides the protection, provision and stability to give us a long and fruitful life.
Conversely, the wicked are like chaff, dead leaves or dust in a dust storm. They think they are free, but, in truth, they are prisoners of any breeze that passes through. They are tossed about, they are dry and dirty. They never take root and while they have the occasional updraft, they always end up swept away.
David encourages us to invest our lives in the delight of the Lord. It is a great life–I think I will join him!!!
God Bless You
Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.
4 Not so the wicked!
They are like chaff
that the wind blows away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
6 For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.