MEDITATE ON THE WORD
Psalms 1 has always been a Psalm that challenged me to walk in the ways of the Lord. This Psalm shows a sequence for both disaster and for blessing. First, do not walk in the counsel of the wicked. There is wisdom in the counsel of many Godly counselors but not in worldly counselors. God knows how to give us instruction for every aspect of my life. Second, don’t stand in the way of sinners. That simply means if you stay around sin you will fall for it. We are not strong enough to continually put ourselves in compromising position because we will eventually fall. We have to flee youthful lust but pursue after Godly motivated activities. Finally, do not sit with mockers. If you are always around negative people, you could very easily find your self speaking curses instead of blessings. Fortunately the Psalms tells us how to avoid this pit fall. All we have to do is meditate the word of God day and night. How is that for a challenge? I have found that I need to use a 3 by 5 card with my scriptures written out. I then try to keep it in my pocket and when I have a chance to run it through my mind and ask the Lord questions about the verse and ponder how to apply the verse in my life. You might take Psalms 1:2 and begin to ask the Lord how you can meditate His word day and night and the Holy Spirit will begin to give you strategy for your life. I know all of you are like me and you want to be planted by the stream of the Lord and prosper in all that you do.
(Psa 1:2 NIV) But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.