Time In His Word

Psalm 1:2 –  but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law, day and night.

This Psalm shows a contrast between the way of the righteous and the way of the wicked.  The wicked will perish with God’s wrath when they are judged.  The blessed will delight in God’s Word.  Through His Word, we are planted like a tree that prospers near water and does not wither.  Again, His Word will help us focus and prosper. 

Verse 2 challenges us to meditate on His Word, love it, obey it and use it in our prayers.  Our foundation for wisdom, discernment, daily living, direction and prosperity should be through time in His Word.  Our goal is to spend daily time in His Word and be delighted in His Word.            

 This is a stretch for a few days with a challenge to be more consistent in His Word.  Read and meditate on a Psalm each day starting with Psalm 1 tomorrow.  Follow up in the next three days with Psalms 19, 111 and l39. Write a key verse or word that jumps out at you from each of the above listed verses. The book of Psalms is an easy way to read the Bible, as you can read one Psalm a day and also pray through the Psalm. The challenge I have done a number of times is to read Psalm 119 in one sitting. This Psalm is the longest chapter in the Bible.  As I read slowly, my brain slows down as I really think about what I am reading. It is a good discipline, particularly when you are reading around verse 200 of the 276 total verses in this Psalm. Find a quiet place to read this Psalm. This is about a 55-minute read and time well spent. Try this today?

My mission is to turn every one back to the Bible, to daily prayer and to the religious origins of this country. God can bring us through all our trials, including Parkinson’s in my life

Dale Hansen  05/17/21

Published by groundedandgrowingweekly

About the Author Dale Hansen is retired and spends his time reading, running, mentoring others and watching his grandkids. He enjoys leading small Bible study groups which he has done for over 30 years. During his marriage of over 40 years, there have been numerous God workings through their lives. These include infertility, adoption, cancer, kidney stones and Parkinson’s. He has two awesome married daughters, 2 great sons-in-law and four wonderful grandsons. He lives in Plainfield, IL

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