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Psalm 1 – Walking with the Wise

I am so grateful for Psalm 1.

This may seem like an unnecessary statement. Yet, this morning as I read Psalm 1 again,  I am reminded of the wisdom there is in surrounding oneself with those who are wise.  I must walk, stand and sit with the wise, not the wicked, the sinners and the scoffers.  I will be blessed if I “do not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!”

Along with avoiding those practices, I must also pursue righteousness.  I must place my delight on a worthy object.  Psalm 1 says I will be blessed if my delight is in the law of the Lord and I meditate on it day and night.  When I do this, I will be firmly planted and bear fruit in what I do.  There is no such promise for the wicked.

This Psalm ends by telling us that the Lord “knows the way of the righteous” – He knows us intimately.  And, “the way of the wicked will perish.” – their way will not just be hard, not just misdirected, but will perish.

Praise God for His Word!  Praise God for His goodness! He did not leave us to our own ways.  He did not leave us to figure out how to walk as a righteous person.  He has revealed this in His Word.  It is my prayer today that I will meditate on this verse as I walk, sit, and stand that I might truly be a woman who in practical ways applies this principle of walking with the wise.

Maybe then, as God continues to create a consistent testimony, my life and choices will increasingly visibly reflect a heart that has a living faith in my Lord and Savior.  Maybe then, as onlookers see that the power of God and the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, really can transform the lives of sinners, He will use this to draw another to Himself.

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