PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Psalm 1
“Blessed is the one… who meditates on his law day and night.” (Psalms 1:2)
What is the key to a blessed (or happy, or full) life?
Ultimately, the key is living as God designed and created us to live.
Adam and Eve (and us with them) have tried to find happiness in other ways.
Our problem is we fill our minds (meditate) with alternative ways and goals.
This psalm is not calling us to be bible nerds, reading the bible all the time.
But it is urging us to make the wisdom of God as found in the bible our priority.
In any situation, how does God want us to be, what does God want us to do?
We can’t know this unless we spend time reflecting on what He has revealed to us.
God has inspired the authors of the bible to record what they did for our benefit.
In every story, teaching, command, etc. there is wisdom to be found, and followed.
We do more than just read and then forget it, we look intently into it (James 1:22-25).
We look for life lessons, wisdom principles, examples to follow, or not.
Jesus wants to teach, rebuke, correct and train me for good living (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
But He can’t do this if I am not taking the time with Him in the bible to listen.
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, going my own way is foolish and ultimately unfulfilling. Thank You for speaking to me through the bible; help me to not merely listen, but to do what it says!