The original purpose of this website was to record my daily devotional time as I try to read five chapters out of the book of Psalms and one chapter of Proverbs daily. At the time of the first writings I was going through a very difficult time in my life. Psalm one at that time sat the stage for my daily study which was to meditate day and night on His Word. In the last fifteen years I have gain a great insight on the patience of God in a believer’s life. As the opening psalm gave me an insight on the book of Psalms so does my daily walk with the Lord gives me insight on how I should look for at the way God could produced fruit in my life, if I just let Him work through me as I followed Him. I guess in the last few years learning how to wait on the Lord has given me a peace that passes all understanding in my life.
As I studied the two ways in Psalm one (the way of the sinner and the way of the righteous) and one law (the Law of the Lord), I saw how important a daily walk on mediating on the Word of God was key to a Christian’s growth. The way or walk of life I chose is determined by one characteristic in my life and that characteristic is my love for the law of the Lord. The more I read God’s Word the more I realized it is not an instruction book on how to live your life, instead it is the moving work of the Holy Spirit through the use of God’s Word that helps direct my life. Psalm one characterize the man or woman who has taken the Bible and has written these words on his or hers heart and they are reflected in their daily life. They then become a witness to the world of God’s wonderful love and grace to anyone who follows God. As John wrote in John 21:24 “This is the disciple who bears witness of these things, and wrote these thing; and we know his witness is true.” we also can bear witness to the Lord’s work in our life to the people around us.
As I study the Psalms, as well as the entire Bible, I need to be careful of the world’s view moving into my view of God’s way. The world view loves to glorify man, humanizes God and denies God’s revelation (the Bible). As I study the Bible in the coming year I must let the Holy Spirit guide me in the way I walk. I must realize that when the world question differences in the way of the ungodly and God’s way they are repeating Satan’s words from Genesis 3:1 “Did God really say, You must not eat from any tree in the garden?” As I study Genesis three I realized that the world loves to follow Satan’s view of God’s way. The world first question if God really said or means what He said. After that the world like Satan then changes the word of God completely as he told Eve “You will not surely die”. My prayer is that God will open my heart to let the Holy Spirit opens my heart and I have the ability to be Christ like and say “Away from me Satan! For it is written Worship the Lord your God and serve him only” . (Matt. 4:10)