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. (NIV) Psalm 1:1
Blessed is the man who doesn’t follow, doesn’t live by, isn’t influenced, doesn’t listen to. . . the advice, the words, the guidance, the counsel of . . .the wicked or the ungodly or unbelievers or those contrary to God (my expanded paraphrase of Psalm 1:1). Who are you listening to?
But his delight. . . his joy, his desire. . . is in the law of the LORD. . . the instruction, teaching of God. . . and on his law he meditates day and night. . . he habitually meditates, ponders, studies. . . (my expanded paraphrase of Psalm 1:2)
Do you take delight in studying God’s Word? Is it a joy to read God’s thoughts? How deep is your desire to know the God of the Word through the Word of God lived out on a daily basis?
Do you believe that the Bible is God’s instructions for you today? that it is teaching you what’s on God’s heart for your life? How have you taken to heart what God is teaching you?
Do you meditate on God’s Word night and day? Do you ponder the deep thoughts of God? Do you habitually study and apply the Bible to your life? How can you become a better student of God’s Word?