Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel 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.
He is like a tree
planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.
The wicked are not so,
but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
for the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.
Before I left for Colorado, a friend of mine encouraged me to start going through the Psalms and start diligently studying them. This morning I decided to start doing that. As my friend encouraged me to do this, he emphasized that I should find one Psalm in particular and make it my own. When I find that Psalm I am to re-write it just for me, making it personal without taking away from its message. Intriguing idea.
No, Psalm 1 is not the one I am claiming, but it is a great one. Staying rooted in Christ is so hard sometimes. Obviously God knows this, or He would not have given encouragement to hold fast to Him.
David, the author of a great majority of the Psalms, is my life character. It is not simply because we have the same name either! *laughs* Our joys, failures, shortcomings, and strengths are almost identical. God called David “A Man After God’s Own Heart.” Similarly, He has hounded after my heart for many years in attempts to replace my heart with His.