1 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!
2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
3 He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in its season
And its leaf does not wither;
And in whatever he does, he prospers.
4 The wicked are not so,
But they are like chaff which the wind drives away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
6 For the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
But the way of the wicked will perish.
One of the delights of our trip has been seeing the way that life flourishes near a fresh water source. Portland, as we all know, gets a lot of rain. The landscape is all dripping with green from there, all the way along the Columbia River Gorge. As we drive for miles and miles each day, we encounter many changes in the scenery, and it becomes very obvious whether or not we are close to a river or stream.
Rather than be disappointed to have overcast and rainy days, we are learning to appreciate God’s great mercy in pouring out rain upon the earth. Without it, these beautiful trees could not flourish.
(Jared, that picture was posted especially for your enjoyment.)
May we be faithful to delight in God’s law so that we don’t shrivel up.