“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly…But his delight is in the law of the Lord… 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.” (Psalms 1: 1-3)
How often do we think that the world’s schemes and games and competitiveness and selfishness will give us the most rewards? It seems easy to get wrapped up in the idea that we can make it only if we allow human opinions, self-righteousness, pride, revenge, egotism to bring us riches and happiness.
True blessings are not found in lowering ourselves to such limiting beliefs about life. They are revealed and claimed as we walk in God’s counsel—listen to and follow good, righteousness, peace, honesty, humility, love. The strength of God, not the bravado of personality, gains us real contentment and security. Listening to the inner voice of God’s wisdom and tenderness, leads us to real prosperity and joy.
Stay true to yourself as God’s own idea, not something lesser and limited. Realize that it is truly your delight to be good and to do good; to be kind and forgiving; to share light rather than holding to and repeating negative thoughts or actions.
You will love how it feels to be a sincere follower of God’s good way, and this genuine delight in His law will keep you sustained, protected, and truly, richly blessed.
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