Friday – October 5, 2018 – Deeply Satisfied is the One Who Avoids What is Wrong and Delights in What is Right.
Psalm 1:1-3 (NIV) 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,
2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
3 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 is sometimes referred to as a summary on the entire Bible. It gives us the necessary steps to live a life of abundance and deep satisfaction. In Verse 1, we see the words “walk,” “stand” and “sit” used. Each has a specific meaning in the Hebrew language. The word “walk” has to do with how you live, it deals with the lifestyle you choose.
Enoch walked with God faithfully and was promoted to Heaven without tasting death. Noah, walked faithfully with God, was counted as righteous and was spared from destruction. Abraham walked with God and through his seed the savior of the world was born. Because Abraham and Isaac walked faithfully before the Lord, Joseph and his two sons were blessed. That is what the Bible reports in just the book of Genesis regarding a person’s walk.
To stand refers to the upright. It has to do with fighting for what is right. If you stand after a fight, that means that you are victorious. We are being told that we cannot fight on the side of sinners. We cannot side with the way they choose to live. We must fight against them with spiritual weapons. Paul tells us in Ephesians 6 that after having done all to stand, we must stand. If you stand at the end of a fight, you have won.
When Stephen was being stoned to death in Acts 7, he saw a vision of Jesus standing at the right hand of the Father. He knew that even in his death, Jesus had won the victory for him.
To sit was an expression showing your identification. You sat with your people. If you were from one tribe, you sat with others of the same tribe. If you were a priest, you sat with the priests. If you were a shepherd, you sat with the shepherds. The elders of a city would sit together and render judgment at the city gates.
The blessed get their satisfaction from God’s Word. They delight in it and as they do, they prosper. It is that simple. Delight in God’s Word and you will be blessed.
Prayer: Lord God, continue to grow my love for your Word and prosper me in all that I do.