Psalm 1:1-2 Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night.
It’s wonderful to know God’s blessings are falling around you and on you, that His favor is before you and behind you. There’s a certain peace and comfort that comes over a blessed believer.
How does a believer obtain the blessings of God? Well, a lot of it revolves around who you listen to and who you socialize with. These verses tell us we aren’t to take advice from ungodly people, and we’re not to socialize with sinners. Look, you can’t expect God to bless you when you’re mingling with unrepentant sinners all the time. Don’t be influenced by people who mock God. Ours is a disrespectful culture and much of that disrespect is aimed directly at the Lord and His Church. So if you want to be blessed be careful about whose advice you take and be cautious about who has influence in your life.
The best place to find good advice is in the Law of God, the Bible. If you take delight in the Word and meditate on it day and night you’ll find good counsel, and if you socialize with people who take delight in God’s Word you’ll find good company.
That’s God’s simple advice. If you want to be blessed avoid ungodly, sinful, scorners, and take delight in God’s Word. Meditate on it day and night.
Have a Blessed Week,