While having time with my son this afternoon, as I love to do when I can get a few minutes of his time, we got talking about how to be successful.
I remembered a Psalm of King David:
" BLESSED (HAPPY, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans and purposes], nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk, nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers] gather.
2But his delight and desire are in the law of the Lord, and on His law (the precepts, the instructions, the teachings of God) he habitually meditates (ponders and studies) by day and by night.
3And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity]" (Ps.1:1-3)
Emanuel and I went back and forth analyzing each of these verses. Our conclusion is this:
*If we must succeed we need to indulge ourselves in God’s word.
*It pays to meditate (ponder and study it, talk to ourselves concerning the great things contained in the Bible,) regularly.
*The results will be beyond belief.
*We will be "Like a tree beside the river", which will never lack for fruit.
*Everything we lay our hands on will succeed.
Sounds like a project worth embarking upon!
What do you think?