GPS: July 4

Today’s Scripture:

 

Psalm 1:1-6

Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers;

but their delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law they meditate day and night.

They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither. In all that they do, they prosper.

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

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

for the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish. 

Food for Thought:

This Psalm is about wickedness, what I would call, doing the things we know that we should not do or sinning against God.  Think of your own spiritual life.  Have you fallen into patterns of sin?  Is there a way that you can overcome these sins?  God faithfully promises the extension of forgiveness when we mess up.  How does this promise feel to you?

Prayer:

God, you root those who trust in you by streams of healing water.  Release us from the bonds of disease, free us from the power of evil, and turn us from falsehood and illusion, that we may find the blessing of new life in you through the power of Christ.  In your sacred name we pray, Amen.

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