1 Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.
4 Not so the wicked!
They are like chaff
that the wind blows away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
6 For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked leads to destruction. (NIV)
What better place to start a year of reading through God’s word than a psalm that points out the importance of delighting in the law of the Lord. Our prayer is that this will be you this year, and that you will continue to grow and prosper in God.
What are ways that you delight in the law of the Lord? How can you do this more or make reading God’s word a more regular habit in your own life?
In what ways have you seen that reading God’s word–delighting in his law–has helped you prosper?
Who do you hang out with? Would you consider yourself as one who does not associate inappropriately with the wicked, sinners, or mockers?