Wednesday, December 29, 2021
King David states there is happiness in keeping good company and wanting what God wants for your life.
Psalm 1:1-2 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, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on His law day and night. (NASB)
In poetic language, the Psalmist David, lays out a lifestyle for success! A thriving life make wise choices: some things they will do and others they will not. Do not be passive, instead intentionally determine to live life God’s way.
In the Bible when it a statement begins with “Blessed”, what it really means is, “Happy”. Albert Barnes writes, “He who casually and accidentally walks with the wicked, listening to their counsel, will soon learn to place himself in their way, . . . and he who indulges in one form of depravity, or in the neglect of religion in any way, . . . will, unless restrained, . . . be likely to run through every grade of wickedness . . . The sentiment in this verse is, that the man who is truly blessed is a man who does none of these things.” The result of making a firm decision to follow this model is staying power and joyous productivity. In short, a life of impact!