Thursday, February 1 – Psalm 1:1-2
Blessed is the person who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the Law of the Lord, and on His Law he meditates day and night.
Where do you turn when you have a question? Do you use a search engine to find a quick, straight-forward answer? Do you turn to a parent for an answer that comes from life experience? Do you listen to a podcast to hear a professional speak on the subject? Who we go to impacts what kind of advice we get, and it also has effects on what we do. We all want to believe the places we go for advice are neutral and that we can make the best decision from there. But for good or bad, we are influenced by the people we go to and the things we listen to for advice.
Sadly, Scripture is often at the bottom of the list of places we turn. Many times, we want to find a quick fix rather than taking time to consider what the Lord would have us do or seek His wisdom more broadly. In this psalm, the law of the Lord is not only a place the man goes in a time of trouble or questions, but it is also what he delights in and takes time to dwell on. When the Lord and His Word become the joy of our hearts, the way we seek advice changes. We prioritize pleasing the Lord and how we can glorify Him in the decisions we make. Only He can give us a genuine hunger for His Word and lead us to seek Him in all areas of life.
- Where do you turn most frequently with your questions?
- What is a question you have been wrestling with? How could you seek the Lord in that matter?
- Pray and ask God to give you the desire for His Word in a fresh and powerful way.