“Blessed To Delight”
1 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.
Don’t you just love that the very first word in Psalm 1 is “Blessed”?! And the first two words are “Blessed is...”. Don’t you truly want the blessed is to be you as His blessed one! David is inviting everyone to become blessed by delighting in God's Word and meditating on it day and night to avoid evil and sin's judgement.
When David pulls the scroll of God's Word from its respected place; it's rolled open, read, and he meditates on it all day. Like David, let's roll open our apps and Bibles and do the same, then watch as God's Word delights. In fact, God's Word is meant to nourish us like a tree planted by a stream to never wither. Question: What causes most plants to wither?... Drought! So if we want to survive droughts, it’s God's Word that waters our souls allowing us to be blessed (not stressed) and avoid evil to grow in prospering truth. This will then bless us to delight as a “believer” who prospers for eternity! (read John 6:47).
Thank you, David, for this first Psalm being about finding delight in God's Word. Let’s make this “Summer Of Psalms” devotional a conscious routine allowing God's Word to be our blessing and daily delight!!!
Pastor John Slotten
Dear Lord God,
Direct our minds in Your Word each day. Holy Spirit, lead us to delight in the Lord at all times as you water our souls in truth. Help us prosper in bearing good fruit.
In Jesus Strong Name, Amen
Questions for thought:
- What part of today’s Scriptures will you meditate on all day?
*** Please read all of Psalm 1 in your bible today and meditate on it for a blessing!!!