Saturday, April 24, 2010

This Week... Righteousness

"Blessed 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;
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
that yields its fruit in its season,
   and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers. 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 knows the way of the righteous,
   but the way of the wicked will perish."

-Psalm 1 (ESV) 

In this psalm the "way of the righteous" is clearly defined. We are not to associate unnecessarily with sinners or sinful things (the old creature)  but instead we are to dwell on God and His law (the new creature). We are to be an example to others around us and stand along side those who follow the Lord.

1 comment:

Mrs. Gore said...

I memorized this whole psalm some time ago - it is a favorite of mine!