Kellie, Isabella, Isaiah, and Pastor Chris

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Daily Word January 27, 2011 - "Psalm 1"

Psalm 1:1-2
"Blessed is the man who walks not in the cousel 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 meditates day and night."
Powerful words concerning a day in the life of the righteous.  Those who are called by His name are to live a life worthy of that calling, a life different from the lives we see in the culture.  The media loves to find those "Christians" whose lives do not line up with their words.  Here the psalmist David says that the righteous do not walk, stand, or sit with the wicked.  There is a logical progression here: those who walk eventually stop and stand, those who stand eventually sit.  Therefore, we should be careful of even the places that we walk.  This is not to say that we are to be withdrawn or removed from the world, in fact, just the opposite.  However, when our testimony or our ability to remain pure become limited by the place we are walking, it is best to tread on new streets.
But notice the final thought.  It is not just enough to be careful where we go, we must fill our minds and hearts with the Word of God.  You see a life filled with the Word of God, walking in the wrong places is still dangerous.  But, to guard yourself physically and leave out the Word of God is as much of a hindrance to the believer as standing a foot outside the front lines without their weapon.  Therefore, the believer must spend time daily on the Word of God.  And if he does: "He is like a tree planted by the streams of water that yield its fruit it its season, and its leaf does not wither.  In all that he does, he propers" (Psalm 1:3).

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