Everyone wants blessing, but are you willing to change paths to have it?
Published April 21st, 2016
Main point summary
Blessing comes through where we choose to exist.
Blessed is the man 1
who a walks not in b the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in c the way of sinners,
nor d sits in e the seat of f scoffers;
but his g delight is in the law 1 of the Lord,
and on his h law he meditates day and night.
Some would see blessing as being a passive experience on our behalf, and an active process on God's behalf. This is not so. These verses show that the title of 'blessed' comes from a pattern of life demonstrated in the normal flow of living.
Where a man regular walks, stands, and sits, tells you a lot about his values and passions.
I love that the Psalmist draws our attention to the distinction between, the connectedness of, 'delight' and 'meditation'. One may meditate without delight; pondering great mysteries for the sake of notoriety or academic prestige. Yet the meditation here, first springs from delight.