Thursday, July 16, 2015
“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.” Psalm 1:1-3
At the end of the school term or semester, students busy themselves studying and revising their notes because they know that they will soon be tested. Although tests and exams can be nerve-wracking and tedious, they are important tools to measure if learning has taken place. Teachers are looking to see if the students have absorbed the material and understand it enough to write intelligibly about it.
In God’s Kingdom, we also have tests and exams because the Master Teacher wants us to see if we have learned the principles of His word and how to apply them.
You will only know if you learned the lesson if there is a change in your behavior.
After all you have faced in life and the teaching that you have received, do you still speak/talk/think/respond/act the same way?
Are you more compassionate, more understanding, stronger in the word, freer in your worship? God’s work in you must produce fruit—there is always evidence of an encounter with God.
Don’t go back to the way it used to be; move forward in purpose. You are blessed as you choose not to walk in the old ways, stand in the old places, and sit in the old seats.
Jesus, the living Word, has changed you and now you meditate on Him and delight to do His will.
In His Word, you will prosper. In Him, you will succeed!