Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
but his delight is in the law of the LORD,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
He is like a tree
planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.
The wicked are not so,
but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
for the LORD knows the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.
by: Joy Choquette.
This passage reminds us that wisdom, happiness, and delight come from following God’s will for us. When we do, we are like trees planted by freshwater springs, it says, bearing fruit when the time is right. Note that it is not always the right season for bearing fruit. Sometimes we lie dormant, taking in nutrients and resting. Sometimes all effort goes into creating new leaves and soaking up the sun. But God, in His wisdom, knows that when we keep our focus on Him and look to Him for our nourishment, we will bear good fruit at the perfect time.