I love Psalm 1:1-3
King James says it like this:
1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
Amplified says it like this:
1 Blessed (happy, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans and purposes], nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk, nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers] gather.
2 But his delight and desire are in the law of the Lord, and on His law (the precepts, the instructions, the teachings of God) he habitually meditates (ponders and studies) by day and by night.
3 And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity].
Wow… Let those words soak in for a moment. Do you believe in God? Do you believe that God is not a man that He should lie (Num 23:19)? Have you established within yourself that God cannot lie? Because if you have, then you should be rejoicing right now! Because God is telling us that we’re prosperous. Of course, the promise is what I like to to call, “If you, THEN I”. It’s conditional. If you don’t get advice from ungodly people. If you don’t stand with sinners. If you don’t hang out with mean-spirited people. If you enjoy learning God’s World. If you habitually study God’s World. THEN I, will treat you like a tree that’s firmly planted by water. A tree that’s continually fed the nutrients it needs to not only survive by thrive (and the nutrients are my words that you study). THEN I will supply you with what you need to bring forth fruit at the right time. THEN I will keep the leaves of your life green & strong & healthy. THEN I will make sure that everything you do prospers.
Are you doing your part? Spend time with God daily. Believe His Word. Be mindful of who you hang around. Root yourself in Christ. And know that WHATSOEVER YOU DO SHALL PROSPER!
Be Blessed & Have a Fantastic Day!
– I am not a preacher, minister, evangelist, etc. I am just a woman with a heart for God.