Thoughts on Psalm 1 & 2
1 Oh, the joys of those who do not
follow the advice of the wicked,
or stand around with sinners,
or join in with mockers.
2 But they delight in the law of the Lord,
meditating on it day and night.
3 They are like trees planted along the riverbank,
bearing fruit each season.
Their leaves never wither,
and they prosper in all they do.
4 But not the wicked!
They are like worthless chaff, scattered by the wind.
5 They will be condemned at the time of judgment.
Sinners will have no place among the godly.
6 For the Lord watches over the path of the godly,
but the path of the wicked leads to destruction.
This coming up year, 2020, I want to focus on reading and meditating more on Scripture. The last time I read the Bible was the year before my Lady went to visit Jesus. She inspired me to dig in and learn. Ask questions and pray. Once I read it through again, I thought…well, I’m good for a while LOL. I think that after I read through the Bible every single time.
Yet, I realize that I breathe better, think better, and act better when I’m constantly in the Word. It makes me mindful of my choices and words. My bestie posted something on FB that hurt my heart. I know that is Jesus directly speaking to me and boy when He corrects (disciplines) His children, it is painful!
Marinate on this!
“Pay attention to what people say out of anger, they’ve been dying to tell you that.” Now, I rephrase that for me. Pay attention to what I say out of anger, I’ve been dying to tell people that.
Hurts, doesn’t it?
1 Why are the nations so angry?
Why do they waste their time with futile plans?
2 The kings of the earth prepare for battle;
the rulers plot together
against the Lord
and against his anointed one.
3 “Let us break their chains,” they cry,
“and free ourselves from slavery to God.”
4 But the one who rules in heaven laughs.
The Lord scoffs at them.
5 Then in anger he rebukes them,
terrifying them with his fierce fury.
6 For the Lord declares, “I have placed my chosen king on the throne
in Jerusalem, on my holy mountain.”
7 The king proclaims the Lord’s decree:
“The Lord said to me, ‘You are my son.
Today I have become your Father.
8 Only ask, and I will give you the nations as your inheritance,
the whole earth as your possession.
9 You will break them with an iron rod
and smash them like clay pots.’”
10 Now then, you kings, act wisely!
Be warned, you rulers of the earth!
11 Serve the Lord with reverent fear,
and rejoice with trembling.
12 Submit to God’s royal son, or he will become angry,
and you will be destroyed in the midst of all your activities—
for his anger flares up in an instant.
But what joy for all who take refuge in him!