Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Lord, Make me a Tree!

Psalm 1

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stand is the way of sinners,
Nor sits in the seat of mockers,

Blessed are you when you avoid destructive influences.
This could be an unsafe person, a TV show or movie that
causes us to think ungodly thoughts or do things we know isn't right.

But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And in His law he meditates day and night

Blessed are you when you read, experience,
taste, breathe, meditate and live the Word!

He shall be like a tree planted by streams of water,
that brings forth its fruit in its season,
Whose leaf shall not wither;
And whatever he does shall prosper.

Blessed are you when you're planted firmly in Jesus!
You shall have stability and productivity!

The ungodly are not so, But are like the chaff
which the wind drives away.

If you're not firmly planted in Jesus,
you'll have instability and insecurity and follow
whoever seems right.

Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

Sounds like defeat and isolation.

For the Lord knows the way of the righteous
But the way of the ungodly shall perish!


Cheryl Barker said...

"Make me a tree" -- what a neat thought, Robbie. I want to be one, too, standing tall and strong, offering shade, shelter, and beauty. Only by the Lord's strength and power, huh?

smithsk said...

One of my favorite Psalms, Robbie.

It shows quite a constrast - like day and night.


Anonymous said...

I love readding, and thanks for your artical. ........................................

Robbie Iobst said...

Cheryl and Susan, you are both godly women who inspire me. Thank you for being wonderful influences in my life to keep seeking God. :0)

And two boxes with a line underneath it. I sense that English is not your primary language and that you message me from overseas. Thank you for all your messages and kindness.