Welcome to Psalms for the Summer! For the next several months, we’ll be walking through this exciting book and harvesting new things to encourage us in our walk with God. I hope you’ll join us for the whole journey!
Today is one of my favorite Psalms. A few summers ago on vacation, my family memorized it together. I would encourage you to consider memorizing it too.
Psalm 1 is all about the value of God’s Word in our lives. It’s amazing how often we know that but don’t practice it. When we spend daily time with God, we grow exponentially in our faith, but the opposite is also true.
Reading God’s Word effects our friend choices (v.1)
Time in God’s Word effects what voices we listen to, what advice we follow, who we hang out with.
Reading God’s Word changes our thinking (v.2)
As we read the Bible, we begin to find our delight in it. We find it on our minds day and night. We all know that what we think about, affects what we do.
Reading God’s Word brings blessings and stability (v.3)
Time in the Word of God makes us strong, like a tree by a riverbank with a constant source of water. It allows us to produce fruit that everyone can see, and we prosper in all we do.
Reading God’s Word bolsters God’s watchful eye in our lives (v.6)
For the Lord watches over the path of the godly…
- How much do you value God’s Word in your life?
- How do your actions support that?
- How can you value it more?
By: Tim Parsons