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Psalms link the blessed life to those who walk in God’s ways after meditating on His word. Blessed is the person who delights in and meditates on the law or instruction of the Lord.

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  1. 1. Psalm 1:1-3 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. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.
  2. 2. Psalm 1:4-6 Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away. Therefore, the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.
  3. 3. Biblical meditation is not EMPTYING the mind, but ENGAGING the mind on the word, works, and wonders of God. Psalms link the BLESSED life to those who WALK in God’s ways after MEDITATING on God’s word. The psalmist presents TWO paths…
  4. 4. “He is going to present godliness positively as the way of the one who DELIGHTS in the law” (Boice) If you want to be blessed you do not WALK in the counsel of the wicked, STAND in the way of sinners, or SIT in the seat of mockers. Blessed is the person who delights in and meditates on the INSTRUCTION of the Lord.
  5. 5. Delighting in is expressed here by MEDITATING on. Meditating is REFLECTING on God’s word, for the purpose of LIVING by it Meditation helps build the bridge from right THINKING to right LIVING Meditating on God’s word helps sink DEEP ROOTS for continual nourishment.
  6. 6. Please take a moment to fill out your Communication Card My Next Step Today is to: ( ) Do the home life help (in bulletin) ( ) Pick a text to meditate on (perhaps Ps. 1) ( ) Evaluate what I tend to “meditate” on and identify how I can shift focus ( ) Identify where I mainly turn for direction. Is it God’s Word? ( ) Commit to practicing meditation on the word, works, and wonders of God ( ) Other________________________