Morning Reading, Prayerful focus

Daily Bible Study Aug.1,2018

Psalm 1:

Psa 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

Gen.5:24> Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.

Job 31:5> If I have walked with falsehood or my foot has hurried after deceit—

let God weigh me in honest scales and he will know that I am blameless—

Ps.81:12> So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices.

Prov.4:14>Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evildoers.

2.But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

Focus Points: You can learn how to follow God by meditating on his word. Meditating means spending time reading thinking about what you have read. It means asking yourself how you should change so you’re living as God wants. Knowing and meditating on God’s Word are the first steps toward applying it to your everyday life. If you want to follow God more closely, you must know what he says.

3. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. Gen.39:3> When his master saw that the LORD was with him and that the LORD gave him success in everything he did,

Focus points: verses 2 and 3 – There is simple wisdom in these two verses’-the more wwe delight in God;s presence, the more fruitful we are. On the other hand, the more we allow those who ridicule God to affect our thoughts and attitudes, the more we separate ourselves from our source of nourishment. We must have contact with unbelievers if we are to witness to them, but we must not join in or imitate their sinful behavior. If you want despair, spend time with mocking sinner; but if you want God’s happiness, make friends with those who love God and His Word. When Scriptures says “Whatever he does prospers, “It does not mean immunity from failure or difficulties. Nor is it a guarantee of health, wealth, and happiness. What the Bible means by prosperity is this: When we apply God’s wisdom, the fruit (results or byproducts) we bear will be good and receive God’s approval. Just as a tree soaks up water and bears luscious fruit, we also are to soak up God and his Word.

Ps’128:2> 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,

4.The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

Focus points: Chaff is the outer shell (or husk)that must be removed to get at the valuable kernels of grain inside. Chaff was removed by a process called threshing and winnowing. After the plants were cut, they were crushed, and then the pieces were thrown into the air. Chaff is very light and is carried away by even the slightest wind.While the good grain fails back to the earth. Chaff is a symbol of a faithless life that drifts along without direction. Good grain is a symbol of a faithful life that can be used by God. Unlike grain,however, we can choose the direction we will take.

5,Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

6.For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

Nah.1:7> The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him,

John 10:14> “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me—

 

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