Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The two ways

Psalm 1:1-6

How happy is the man
who does not follow the advice of the wicked
or take the path of sinners
or join a group of mockers!

Instead, his delight is in the Lord’s instruction,
and he meditates on it day and night.

He is like a tree planted beside streams of water
that bears its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither.

Whatever he does prospers.

Root out the part of you that joins mockers, for cynicism erodes the joy which God has planted in your heart. 

Wickedness diverts the stream of the Spirit away from you, so if you revel in it you will be as in a dry and thirsty land. 

Remember, always, that all things are done by God the Father through His Spirit, and that all things are accomplished by our Lord Jesus who was sent to save us. We do nothing on our own.

If we forget that, we embrace pride and move from the stream which he has given us.