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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers.
In this, the very first Psalm, King David proclaims a BLESSING to those who pursue the course of righteousness verses a life lived for one’s own selfish pursuit.
This is one of the smoothest transitions from “Casual Consent” through to deep “Beyond A Reasonable Doubt” you’ll ever see written. I’m going to take the negative side of it, but David promises BLESSING for those who stay faithful to Jesus. The King begins by acknowledging those who “Walk” with known people of ill repute. All of us have seen friends hanging with people that we’re not sure of. We’re not sure if they’re really hanging with them or just had a chance meeting with them. Then David mentions “Standing” with those sorts of people. When we see it happen with friends or a family member, we begin to wonder are they moving away from Jesus? Finally, King David mentions “Sitting” with Mockers. At this point, we’re convinced that for some reason they have changed course and become oppositional to the very faith they were raised to replicate. The “Mockers” are the “Cynics” of our day. The best way to stay strong for Jesus is to “Walk, Stand, and Sit” with HIM, and not the other side.
Help me to “Walk, Stand, and Sit” with YOU all day everyday! Amen