Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Should be a No-Brainer

You stop to read the sign posted at a fork in the road. It reads NOTICE CONCERNING WALKING, STANDING, AND CAMPING AHEAD. For one path there are safety restrictions in order that danger is avoided. For the other there are no restrictions, only the warning that the journey is dangerous and ends in certain death. Decision just made easy, you say, a no-brainer! Thanks for the warning.

Psalm 1 has only 6 short verses, but gives us all we need. In the small box at the bottom of the sign are printed guides for the journey. You are welcome to take one:

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,

2 but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night.

3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season, and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.

4 Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away.

5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

6 For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.

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