“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.” Psalm 1:1,2
All men have been blessed with natural blessings from God’s hand—life, breath, health, etc. But the greatest blessings of God are those which also reach down to the soul. Here in the first Psalm, we see the most deeply blessed person.
The blessed man turns away from evil. He identifies what is evil by the Word of God. The reality is, there is something within us that is attracted and inclined towards sin. But, the blessed man resists his sinful nature. He says “No!” frequently to what his own heart, his friends around him, and the culture at large try to entangle him with, because he knows that sin leads to bondage.
The blessed man says “Yes!” to that which brings true satisfaction to his soul. His delight is in the law of the Lord. The blessed man not only has a sinful nature, but He has been given a holy nature by God’s grace that causes him to have an appetite to know and worhsip God, and to walk in His ways. The blessed man wants to please the Lord. He finds joy in living in the true freedom that God’s word brings.
Meditate today in God’s word. Seek the joy and delight of honoring God. Pray for grace to say “Yes” and “No” appropriately.
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