We bought our first house almost 30 years ago. One of the first things my wife Teri and I did was plant a tree in the front yard. We dug the hole deep and watered it regularly, babying it so it would establish solid roots and prosper.
We only lived in that house for about a year. I was back in that town for a conference about 10 years later and drove by the old home. That tree had indeed prospered and grown.
Our walk with Jesus can be like that tree. The very first chapter of Psalms tells us that when we delight in God’s word and meditate on it we are like a tree firmly planted by streams of water. God’s word gives us hope and the courage to stand fast in the face of trials and evil.
The evil and wicked in this world, on the other hand, are but chaff which the wind drives away. And yet, we must be quick to understand that once we too were counted among them. As we meditate, as the Psalmist says, “day and night” on God’s law, we come to understand that the way to defeat evil is to lead others to the truth of the gospel. That is the ultimate fulfillment of God’s law and our delight.
On Monday, May 2, I’ll be sharing Psalms chapter 1 during Middays Prayer Time, around 10:30 AM and 2:30 PM. The rest of the week Rob Langer will be filling in on Middays.
Mon 05/02/22 Psalms 1:1-6
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