Delight in the Law

A year for holiness

“Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on His law he meditates day and night.” -Psalm 1:1-2

Have you ever met somebody who is going through life under the counsel and direction of a person who offers up worldly advice with no real regard for the side effects for that person or those around them?

Have you ever met somebody who is just belligerently defiant? Who refuses to do what is right for the sake of doing whatever they want, even when it’s hurting them and their family or friends?

Have you ever met somebody who shows their assumed superiority by unkind words and cruel mockery of others?

I’m sure we all know people like this, and for some of us we ARE the people who are like this. Often times we defy those who tell us to stop and change when we ought to listen. Instead of recognizing that we are pushing others away and hurting ourselves we rage on without regard.

But for those of us who have come from this background and have repented; those who try to avoid the counsel of the wicked, who try not to stand in the way of sinners, and try not to sit in the seat of mockers, a blessing has been found. Healing can begin when we have changed our ways and Jesus has changed our hearts.

The word “law” used here is the Hebrew word Torah which can mean law, however it is also a word that means loving parental wisdom. God’s law, his parental wisdom for His children, is a blessing to our hearts and those around us. Relationships can be mended when we stop fighting for our own way and listen to our Heavenly Father’s Torah.

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