Psalm 1:1 Being In The Right Place

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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2 Chronicles 27:6 A Steadfast Walk With God

Jotham grew powerful because he walked steadfastly before the Lord His God. 2 Chronicles 27:6

As people are walking, many will walk in different types of steps. Depending on their purpose will make a determination on how they will walk. Some are walking very quickly, wanting to get somewhere fast, while others walk very slowly, not wanting to get there or to take their time. Some, like children, may wander back and forth across the path as they move forward. Others will walk very carefully, watching every step closely, as others will not watch where they are going and stumble along.

Jotham, king of Judah, had become very powerful because of his steadfast walk before God.

Steadfast walking is walking firmly with a purpose. It is focused on where one is stepping with a determination to get to a specific designation in a timely manner. Wandering or lollygagging is not allowed in a steadfast walk.

Physical walking is what most people talk about, but there is a walk with God that people must do when they are believers, a spiritual walk.

Many in the church walk aimlessly in life. They claim to believe in Jesus but wander down paths of sin. One day they walk with God, the next day they walk with the world in sin. There is no real focus on their walk before God.

Walking with God is living one’s life according to His standards, obeying His commands and doing as He desires. It is not jumping ahead of God, nor falling behind Him, but focused upon remaining in step with Him. It does not allow a person to wander off into sin and the deceitful ways of the world.

Believers who walk steadfastly before God are determined to live a holy and blameless life before God, to walk as Jesus walked.

When you are determined to get somewhere, you walk with determination and focus. You do not allow yourself to wander off the needed path to be on.

As a believer, your focus should be placed upon walking before God with a determination to get to the destination God has for you, a steadfast walk. The bare minimum destination God has for you is to be holy as He is holy, to live a blameless and sinless life. Ultimately this is how one will live once he steps into heaven, forgiven and made perfect.

How are you walking before God today? In holiness and righteousness? Or wandering in sin?

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know what God desires of you; that your walk will be steadfast upon God’s commands; that God will help you keep from wandering off the path He has for you; and that you will make the destination God has planned for you in this life and the life to come.