Delighting In The Word

20 03 2015

He is like a tree, planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither.  In all that he does, he prospers. – Psalm 1:3

Have you ever noticed while driving across Montana’s wide open spaces that some areas are near barren except for certain spots with trees that are lined up one after another?  If you were to drive down to those areas, you’d find a stream or river flowing in the midst of these trees.  Why?  Because the river provides the water needed down in the roots for those trees to grow and produce.

This is exactly the picture the author of Psalm 1 portrays when he writes about the fruit of being rooted in a relationship with God.  When we are, we experience God’s abundant provision that ultimately sustains us.

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord and on his law he meditates day and night. (Psalm 1:1-2)

The life of a disciple is characterized by a desire and delight in God’s word… not just reading it, but by meditating on it day and night.  Allow God’s word to saturate your life, to be your constant source of nourishment and to produce the type of fruit that God desires in the lives of His disciples.

by Paul Hansen


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