Sunday, October 17, 2010
1 Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers.
2 But they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night.
3 They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.
4 But not the wicked! They are like worthless chaff, scattered by the wind.
5 They will be condemned at the time of judgment. Sinners will have no place among the godly.
6 For the Lord watches over the path of the godly, but the path of the wicked leads to destruction.
This is one of the passages I remember most from school. I can still quote it in the King James version. I think about it often. When I have trouble sleeping, I quote it. When a run gets tough, I repeat it. The second verse reminds me of why I do this--to delight in God's word. It is a great word--delight. A high degree of pleasure or enjoyment; joy; rapture. Incredible! I wish I truly delighted in God's word so I would want it to be at the forefront of my mind day and night. Maybe someday...