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; Psalm 1:1
Position is often very important to most people. Many want to be where there is action, power, wealth, excitement and high acceptance. Very few care how they get those things or where they get them from as long as they get what they want. They will seek counsel from anyone and walk whatever path is needed to get what their heart desires, whether good or bad.
The psalmist writes that a man is blessed if he does not walk in the counsel, stand in the path, nor sit in the seat of the worldly sinners.
All throughout the world there are millions of people who are willing to give counsel as to how to live life. Each one has a different philosophy on what is best. With each one, there is a different path to take to accomplish whatever is the desire of the individual.
Although some of these paths may look good, most often they are focused on self at the expense of others and all without a view of God. God is often completely removed from the picture and self is put on the throne, just as Satan did with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, and the path leads to death.
Believers who refuse to seek the counsel and paths of the world are blessed. Instead of the world’s ways of living, they choose to live for God and by His ways of living. Their focus is on eternal life, not just the here and now. They will have a joy and hope that will never fade away, nor can it be taken away.
As you go through life, you will need to get counsel on how to live and do things. Do not seek the counsel of the world, it will only bring about a temporary pleasure, then ultimately disappointment and death in the end.
Make a choice to seek God’s direction in your life and walk the path that He has for you. Be led by the Holy Spirit in walking His path. Hold on to the joy and hope you can have in following Christ Jesus as your Lord and Savior. He will give you the path to eternal life, not death.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will seek God’s counsel; that you will walk the path God has for you; that you will go where God leads you to go; and that you will be led by the Holy Spirit in every area of your life.
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