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Blessedness Found Here…

15 Jan

The opening Psalm of the Psalter sets the stage for all the worship that is to come, and paints a picture of the fruitful, blessed life that every man, woman and child would like to live. Since I mistakenly posted my article on Matthew 11 yesterday (see the post “Dealing with Doubt”), today I’m sharing the first, best and most wonderful reason to continue to meditate on the Word of God: it is the highway to the blessed life. Read…and remember why we are “the people of the book.”

Psalm 1

Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
He is like a tree
planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.
The wicked are not so,
but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
Therefore the wicked will 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 wicked will perish. (ESV)

 
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Posted by on January 15, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

2 responses to “Blessedness Found Here…

  1. Connie Hopp

    January 16, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    I just memorized this Psalm last week Roger….so happy to see it on your blog because it is like God is amplifying this Psalm to me and I am treasuring it in my heart…thanks for sharing your love of the word…and for opening up the scripture to us in such a relevant way. God is using you to make an appeal to me and I am sure many others, how being in God’s word and spending time meditating on it can become the delight of our hearts. Thank you.

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    • rogerknowlton

      January 18, 2015 at 6:28 am

      Praise the Lord, Connie! I love that Psalm, and it paints such a beautiful picture of the life lived in the Word. Great one to memorize!

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