Position yourself for blessing (Psalm 1:1)

This exciting book of Psalm tells us some requirements for blessing. The word “bless” is one word that everyone actually wants. When you sneeze or cough, you hear the phrase “bless you”. But then if you ask 10 people what the word really means, you are most likely to get 10 different responses! One thing we know though is that blessing is something really good, and that’s the reason everyone wants it. This Chapter of Psalm, tells us what need to be done to be blessed. And surprisingly, it has something to do with where we stand, sit or walk! The man slated for blessing:

  • does not walk in the counsel of the wicked;
  • does not stand in the ways of sinners; and
  • does not sit in the seat of the scornful (scoffers).

It is clear that these all have to do with position. We can conclude from Psalm 1: 1 that there is a place NOT TO position ourselves if we want God to bless us. So, as I come back to this blog after a full year and start thinking of 2013, my first question is, “do I daily position myself for blessing?”  This is a very important question for everyone to ask. Happy New Year.

Ponder these points:

  • who are the wicked, sinners and scoffers?
  • What does it mean to walk in the counsel of the wicked? What informs my walk? what motivates me? why do I do what I do? Remember, God judges intents and thoughts (Hebrew 4:12). If whatever I do, even if it appears good and Godly, is motivated by anything other than God, it is a sin. The good thing I do out of pride, just to show that “I’m the man” are actually bad before God. So, what advises my daily walk?

 

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