Last summer we had quite a dry spell with no rain. We had just planted some trees in the front yard, so we had to deliberately water those trees almost daily to help them survive the hot and arid weather. The grass on the lawn was brown and dry, but the trees kept their green leaves.
Such an image is presented in Psalm 1. What should a person NOT do to be blessed? What should a person do to be blessed? To what is a person who delights in the law of God compared?
God’s blessings are waiting for us. He wants to fill our lives with goodness, mercy and love. But we can easily fall into our sinful, human nature and miss out on the blessings that are offered.
Getting caught up in wrong actions and wrong attitudes, falling to the temptations of the world, or joining in with those who criticize and judge and mock others can leave us in a spiritual desert. In contrast, we can be aware that God wants to bless us and we can dedicate ourselves to studying God’s word and trying to live as true Christians. Such a life will bring us blessings from God.
We will become like a well-watered tree, growing and blossoming in strength and goodness. We will be able to yield good fruit – the fruit of the Spirit, the fruit of being a true Christian. Our souls and our hearts will not wither, and all that we do will prosper if we act in faith and serve God.
The blessings from God can be too easily rejected or overlooked if we do not spend our time delighting in God and being attentive to His commands. Living in communion with the Holy Spirit will bring us to God’s great table of abundance?
DAILY CHALLENGE: How can you delight in the law of the Lord? How can you meditate on God’s law?