Friday, September 4, 2019

From the Kitchen Table

Victorious Living Day 9

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.   Psalm 1:1-6

Life is lived in promises.  We live for the promises we either believe to be true or want to be true.  There are a lot of people who live in the promise of heaven but from the promises of hell.  God’s promises are not just of a future life but are for this life right here and right now.  Blessed is the one who lives in and from the promises of heaven in the here and now.  They don’t walk in the counsel of the ungodly or stand on the same path as sinners or even sit around the table with those who mock the promises of God.  That just doesn’t work.  We can’t hold on to the promises of God with people who don’t.  The promises of God are to good and to right to just celebrate for one hour each week and forget the rest of the week.  The promises of God come with a picture for life where the promised lives out a life where she is powered, productive, and prosperous by God.  We have a choice about these matters.  Who are we going to choose to believe?  Who are we going to choose to follow?

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