“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. 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” (Psalm 1: 1-3 NIV).
Are you the one who is blessed?
Are you out-of-step with the wicked (not going along with everything the wicked–those who never knew God– do)?
Are you standing on the other side of the street (figuratively speaking)–away from the sinners (those who once knew God, but turned away)?
Are you sitting far away from those who mock (not joining in) those who believe God?
Are you taking pleasure in God’s commandment of loving, unconditionally?
Are you reading and meditating on the Word throughout the day?
If you are doing all these things–then The Word says–you shall be like a tree planted by streams of water–always being watered by the Word–establishing deep, strong roots (foundation for living God’s way) and you will have good success at whatever you do (everything you do, prospers).
Are you the one?
When we do what God tells us to do we can expect to receive what He says we will get. When we don’t–there is still an expectation–though not a pleasant one–we will receive the consequence of our actions.
God help us to be the one who lives according to Your Word so we may blessed with all spiritual and natural blessings in all we do. Remind us on a daily basis to share the love You have poured into our hearts and convince others to seek You for themselves by our conduct and in being a living testimony of Your goodness. In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen!