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KNOWING YOURSELF

May 1, 2015

Friday

 

 

Psalm 1:1-3

 

 

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.

 

 

 

LESSON

 

 

When a man once begins to live in the company of men who are separated from God, both will find themselves becoming involved ever more deeply. But far heavier emphasis is laid on the fact that in his aversion to sin a godly man shuns every form of it at all times and in all places. Wicked” people willfully persist in evil, “sinners” miss the mark of God’s standards and do not care, and “scoffers” make light of God’s laws and ridicule what is sacred.

 

What digestion is to the body, meditation is to the soul. The motivation of the godly in this activity is delight; he or she has a desire to listen to and understand what God has revealed. Jesus expounded this idea in the Beatitudes. All who delight in and meditate on God’s “law” will prosper like a flourishing fruit tree.

 

 

Memory Verse: Matthew 9:34

 

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