11 May 2021 – Psalm 1 (NIV)

Scripture

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.

Not so the wicked!
    They are like chaff
    that the wind blows away.
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
    nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
    but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.

Reflection

As Christians, because we have become righteous through Jesus Christ, we ought to choose the path or the way of the righteous; Otherwise there will be a contradiction between who we are and the way we live.
When we choose the way of the righteous, we bear fruit, we are like a tree planted by rivers of water, bearing fruit in its season, whose leaves do not dry up. We prosper in everything we do. The righteous enjoys all these blessings, because he or she remains in fellowship with Jesus Christ. Jesus is the source of all blessings, without Him we can do nothing (John 15:5). On the other hand, there is nothing good in the way of the wicked or ungodly, this way leads to destruction.
May we always choose to walk in the way of righteousness.

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?

Prayer

Invite the Holy Spirit to be present with you in this moment. And then, wait. Allow God’s peace to draw near.

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Othniel David Dalla is the Foreign Students Ministry Leader at Shanghai Community Fellowship and a student at East China University of Science and Technology. He has been living in Shanghai since 2014.