Psalm 1 and a Challenge

The Way of the Righteous and the Wicked

1Blessed 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;

2but his delight is in the law of the LORD,
and on his law he meditates day and night.

3He 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.

4The wicked are not so,
but are like chaff that the wind drives away.

5Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;

6for the LORD knows the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.

The Challenge:
Well, do you? Who are your friends? Of course I’m not recommending that you have zero unbelieving friends. Still, I have to ask…are you walking in step with the wicked? Are you there, shoulder to shoulder, supporting them as they sin? Are you hanging out with those who make a mockery of your faith?

If so, then let this psalm be a call from God on your life to bring you out of the swamp. You may befriend unbelievers of course, and you should. However, your fellowship is for believers, and your mind is for God. Focus today!

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