Psalms 1:1-3 Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers. But they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night. They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.
I love this promise. It makes me feel happy.... it gives me hope! We can just do the first part without the second though. We have to delight in the law of God, meditating on it day and night. If we don't hang out with sinners... take advice from ungodly people... if we don't stand around with others making fun of people. If instead we learn out Bible verses and think about them....think of how to carry out what God has planted in our hearts to do. If that is what we put in our minds all through out the day and night. Then we will have joys..not joy, but joys and we will prosper in ALL that we do!
This verse makes me think of King David...he was always thinking about God... writing songs about all that God had done before him. King David always prospered. The only times that King David had problems is when he took his eyes off God. God took care of David and God will take care of us. We just have to keep our eyes on Him. We have to get busy making time to think about God...learning his laws and thinking about them all the time. We have to study people and make sure that they are Godly before we ask for their advice... we need to make sure that the people that we hang out with love the Lord...and we should never, ever make fun of people we have no idea why they do the things they do...instead if we ever have the urge to do so that should be our reminder to pray for these people.. to see if there is anything we can do to help them. When we do these things God will take care of us. Isn't this exciting!!
I look back and see how much God took care of me when I didn't do these things... and it excites me to think of how much more God will take care of me when I do do these things! Just the thought makes me happy!!