Psalm 1:1-2 How To Be Blessed

Meditate on the bible

Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but who delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. Psalm 1:1-2 

In a nation that is founded upon freedom, most people think that they are blessed in being able to do what they want, how they want and when they want. In the process of doing these things, they often choose to do things that are sinful and against God.

Taking the path of sin does provide some satisfaction and enjoyment for a time. However, that enjoyment is very short lived. As it continues, usually there are many different temporary problems with sin. Then there are also many long term negative effects of their actions. And finally there is death and separation from God with no blessing.

The psalmist writes that the one who is blessed does not take the path that the world takes. He chooses to stay away from sin, but focuses his life on God’s word. It is upon God’s Word that he thinks day and night, allowing it to guide his life.

There have been believers who have stated that it is boring to read the Bible and don’t want to do it. Others have read it once, but then never again. Doing these types of actions, does not give him a true understanding of what God wants and desires in his life.

Each time one reads the Bible, he can learn something new about God. He can learn new ways to live his life for God. It will also give him strength to turn away from sin, since he will know what sin is and he will also know God’s great love. As one follows God’s ways, he will know love, joy, and peace that the world cannot know. He will be blessed.

As a believer, focus your life on God’s word and Him. As you focus on His word, you will not be looking at this world and its sinful ways. In this process God will bless you with His presence, love, joy and peace. These are supernatural things that only God can provide.

You will also know that you are in right standing with God as you follow Jesus and live as He lived. God has blessings ready for you. Look to His word to gain them.

I pray today that you will have a hunger to know God’s word; that God’s word will be made alive to you; that you will turn from the ways of this world to God’s ways; and that you will know God’s blessings to you.

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Galatians 5:16 How To Walk Correctly

“So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.” Galatians 5:16

Most people who believe in Jesus and are trying to follow Him, really do not want to be living in sin. They will work at trying to stay out of a sinful lifestyle. Often they will have some sin or another that has a grip on their life that they cannot break.

Believers will read all kinds of books on how to stay away from sin. They will go to their pastor or some other elder in the church on how to live that holy life. Some will even envy others who appear to be living the perfect holy life.

Yet, after doing all these things they still fall into sin on a regular basis. The elder believers will even tell them that there is a lot of sin in their own lives.

The way to stay away from sin, is found in where your focus is. Who or what is guiding your choices in this life?

All sin is putting self before God in one way or another. You are trying to gratify your own personal flesh when you sin. You are trying to put yourself in the place of God. You are choosing to follow the guidance of someone or something that is not God.

Paul points out that walking by the Spirit is the way to keep from sin. This is being led by the Holy Spirit. When you are being led by God’s Holy Spirit you will not be led into doing wrong. God will never tempt you to sin. He will never tell you to sin. God will always lead you into do the correct action, whether it is a physical, mental or spoken action.

You need to be reading God’s Word to hear what God says about different situations in your life, and obey that Word. You need to slow down your life and listen to what God is saying to you and obey it. Be willing to obey the leading of the Holy Spirit in your life. The more you follow God, the less you will sin.

You will never completely not sin, but you can lessen how much you sin, by following the leading of the Holy Spirit. Be led today.

I pray today that you will hear from God’s Holy Spirit; that you will allow yourself to be led by God; that you will turn away from all sin; that you will walk by the Spirit and not gratify your flesh; and that God will use you to build His kingdom.