Today’s Scripture: Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth 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. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season, his leaf also shall not wither, and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. (Ps. 1:1-3 KJV)
This psalm shows us the holiness and the happiness of a godly person. His delight is in the law of the Lord. Those who put their trust in the Lord walk upright before Him. They are planted as trees of righteousness. In the heart of a good man comes forth good fruit. Good fruit is produced out of a good heart. The fact is that the Lord knows those who are His. The godly must shun evil and cleave to what is good. Light and darkness have nothing in common. A godly man is righteous in all His ways.
Blessed means to be spiritually well, having joy of heart and spirit, and prosperity (meaning wholeness). Happy, fortunate, and favored, the blessing is applicable to all of God’s children. A blessing is an expression of God’s goodness and love towards His children. They are His gifts, and His gifts are given without repentance.
Blessed is he who faithfully follows the Lord, who loves Him with his whole heart. A true sign of our love for God is our obedience. If you obey God you can expect His blessings. God seeks those who love Him, He takes delight in His people (Ps. 149:4). We know that we have favor with God because His delight will be demonstrated to us. We begin to see and appreciate the little blessings that God provides for our enjoyment.
The Lord invites us to seek His favor, and in doing so we humble our hearts before Him. Planted as trees of righteousness we seek Him for who He is and not for His blessings. Finding favor with the Lord keeps our lives and thoughts pure because of our desire to be pleasing unto Him. We are blessed and highly favored by God, our loving Father.
Deut. Chpt. 28 describes for us blessings for obedience and curses for disobedience. Matt. Chpt 5 list the Beatitudes given by our Lord on the Sermon of the Mount. In your reading time please don’t hesitate to find out God’s promised blessing for His children.
Bountiful blessings from me to you!