1 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.
4 Not so the wicked!
They are like chaff
that the wind blows away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
6 For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.
In today’s chapter we read about the way of the righteous and the way of the wicked.
The righteous man and the wicked or ungodly man are different in the way that they think, the way they behave, and to whom they belong. As children of God, we were made righteous through Jesus Christ, therefore we should walk in the way of the righteous, and we are blessed when we do so. We are blessed, favored by God when we reject the advice of evil people, refuse to follow the example of people who live a sinful life, when we do not join in with mockers. Instead, when we delight in the word of God, find joy in obeying it and meditating on it day and night.
“The eyes of the Lord watch over those who do right; his ears are open to their cries for help. But the Lord turns his face against those who do evil; he will erase their memory from the earth”(Psalms 34:15-16).
Thoughts for the day
- What does this passage tell you about God or Jesus?
- What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
- How will you respond to God’s love for you?
Welcome the presence of the Holy Spirit. You can pray, “Come Holy Spirit”. Meditate on the Word of God from Psalm 27:1, The Lord is my light and my salvation—so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?