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, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,

and who meditates on his law day and night. 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. —Psalm 1:1-3

             Want to be like a healthy tree? That type of tree “yields its fruit in season and (its) leaf does not wither.” This is a tree that is prospering, doing what it was designed to do, fulfilling its purposes. Want to be like that?

            How can a person be like a healthy tree? It is by not doing what the wicked do or going where they go or sitting around with them. These wicked mock the things of God and there is no need to be with those people.   Actually we are told not to be yoked with them (II Corinthians 6:14).

            Instead of hanging out with the wicked who are mocking God and us for following Him, we are to “delight in the law of the Lord.” Do we? Is His Word of utmost importance to us? Does what He has to say top priority with us? Are we spending the time we need to with Him to hear Him? The one who will prosper, the one who will not wither, the one who will bear fruit, the one planted by the water is the one who will not only delight in His Word, but will meditate on His Word “day and night.”   The one who meditates on His Word seeks to understand His Word and seeks to apply His Word to their lives. The person that has these priorities will be like a healthy tree. May this be our focus in this New Year of 2021

Dear Father my desire is to be a healthy tree that honors You. Yes, my desire is to be blest by You. May I faithfully listen to what You have to say and then to faithfully apply what You say to my life. May this be so in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus. So be it!

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