Bessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly,
nor standeth in the way of sinners,nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
But his delight is in the law of the Lord;
and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water,
that bringeth forth his fruit in his season;
his leaf also shall not wither;
and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
These three verses give a fantastic overview of the victorious Christian life. The first section gives real clarity on my standard and practice. The second section addresses the causal reason for maintaining those practices. The third section describes the spiritual profit that God brings to me when I employ them.
The core from which both practice and profit emanate is the depth of delight that I have in the eternal, infallible Word of God . It is that principle of joyful anticipation in understanding the heart, mind, will and purpose of God that causes me to meditate day and night.
Every thought, decision, action and word is to be filtered through the Word of God. As result, my thoughts, having been brought captive to the Scriptures, are in alinement with His heart. My actions are regulated by the rails of righteousness that are given to me by my Lord. My words are brought under the control of the indwelling Holy Spirit, and are used to exalt God and edify men.
Praise the Lord for His Word!
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