Walk, Stand, Sit


The Upward Look
© Copyright 2009, Max D. Hutto,

“How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!”
   Psalm 1:1 NASB ©

The person who is blessed by God is one who does not participate in evil. He does not walk with those who talk about ungodly things. He does not stand with those who do wrong. He does not sit with those who mock God. Notice the progression: walk, stand, and sit. This progression moves from a casual association to becoming a part of those who do evil. This progression shows how easily evil can draw a good person into to its deadly ways and subtly overcome the good person. The person who desires God’s blessing must be cautious about with whom he associates.

 Lord Jesus, those I spend time with have a great influence over me. Help me to associate with the godly, not the wicked.



July 3, 2009

 


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