Delight in the Law of God

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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, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night..” ~ Psalm 1:1-2 (NIV)

The poetic and metaphoric psalms began with a direct assertion of one who is called “blessed” by virtue of his disassociation with the “wicked or ungodly, sinners or unholy, and mockers or desecrators” but one who is in close fellowship with YHWH, God Himself, at all times.

What a great opener to the book of hymns, songs, and praise intermingled with cries of pain, suffering, and despair… and yet at the end of every major section (Ps 41, 72, 89, 106, 150), there is a doxology or song of praise that speaks of a great God, the Lord that elicits the ode of joy. Shalom.

As followers of Christ, do we reflect the Psalmist deep desire to delight in His Word? Are we immersed in the Living Word continually thus setting a guard over our heart against the influence of the ungodly, the unholy, and the profane?

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