We are in Psalms again this week. 118 chapters after last week’s passage the Psalmist, David, is again speaking to the glory and wonder of the Word of God, His Law. He finds life in God’s Word and cannot help but praise God for what he, and we, have in it.
Last week our verse focused on the mediation that we must do in God’s Word. It is to become something that we seek day and night, something that will make us “like a tree planted by streams of water” (think about that imagery). This week the Psalmist focuses on doing: “walk…keep…seek him…do no wrong…walk in his ways.”
I encourage you to keep Psalm 1:1-3 in mind this week as you study this passage. “On his law he meditates day and night.”
Psalm 119:1-4 (ESV)
Blessed are those whose way is blameless,
who walk in the law of the Lord!
Blessed are those who keep his testimonies,
who seek him with their whole heart,
who also do no wrong,
but walk in his ways!
You have commanded your precepts
to be kept diligently.
Remember to stop by this post again later this week with any thoughts that you might have about this passage. I hope that you approach this “challenge” eagerly and allow these verses to become a part of you.
Every time I read these verses I feel refreshed and challenged. I also thought the meditation on the law taking place in verse two and the imagery of what that can do to someone in verse three would be an appropriate way to kick this off.
Psalm 1:1-3 (ESV)
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; 2 but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. 3 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.
Don’t forget to comment on this post during the week with your thoughts or if you need tips on memorizing and meditating on verses. Then come back on Sunday to let everyone know how you did with the verse and your final thoughts.
7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him;…Do not fret—it only causes harm.
God is my refuge, my strength, my comforter.
In the world’s eyes I should be frightened about how this is going to work out. In my case right now, which job am I going to get. I am waiting patiently, on Him to do His work, and because of that I am not scared. Why should I be? I am in the hand’s of God, of my Creator who loves me! No reason to be scared when that is where I am. If I wasn’t with God and didn’t trust in Him, I would be scared out of my mind!