Today we return to the Probe it method. Here we read this entire Psalm again but this time we are intending to dig a bit deeper. So we will read and then ask ourselves the following questions, or any other questions that might come to your heart personally.IS THERE A SIN TO CONFESS? IS THERE A PROMISE TO CLAIM? IS THERE AN ATTITUDE TO CHANGE? IS THERE A COMMAND TO OBEY? IS THERE AN EXAMPLE TO FOLLOW? IS THERE A PRAYER TO PRAY? IS THERE AN ERROR TO AVOID? IS THERE A TRUTH TO BELIEVE? IS THERE SOMETHING TO PRAISE GOD FOR?
Psalm 1:1-6 NKJV
Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper. The ungodly are not so, But are like the chaff which the wind drives away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the ungodly shall perish.
As I ponder over this passage again, keeping these questions before me a few things surface in my heart and mind. The first thing I see is a promise. The promise is conditional though, to the person who chooses the way of the godly. This person is promised a blessed life. Not blessing as defined but he world, but blessing as defined by the One who gives the promise. The promise comes for the man or woman who makes God’s Word their delight, their joy, their daily bread. This life will be blessed with abundance, with fruit, with longevity, with deep roots that are continually supplied. I find this so incredible. A full life to the person who makes God his refuge.
I also see within this passage a command to obey. Yesterday three things stood out. The need to watch where I walk, stand, and sit. The command is for me to give heed and to pay attention to where my feet walk. To take a stand for truth and righteousness, and to refuse to sit where God is not glorified.
I pray that my life become a living demonstration of the blessed life in this Psalm. I ask God for wisdom to walk, stand, and sit in a place that lifts up his name. I seek to make Him my delight and to find my roots deeply and firmly planted in Truth. I praise God for His unfailing love and mercy. For His kindness towards me and for the sword of His Word that cuts to the deepest parts of my life in order to heal and deliver.
Looking forward to your thoughts.