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. Psalm 1:1-3 

 

Every Spring I stare down the piles of dirt and leaves in my back yard. They are the remnants from the previous season, piled up where a garden had previously grown. The cluttered garden represents a few hours of hard labor that become a time of tilling the earth and starting all over again. From experience, I know that unless I put in the hard work in the Spring, I will not enjoy a prosperous garden in the Summer months. What does a prosperous process look like in the spiritual life of a man?

Notice both the subtraction and addition happening in Psalm 1. Removed from the life of a blessed man are these three things: counsel of the wicked, the way of sinners, and the seat of an unpleasant person. A different indulgence must replace that clutter. The man of God who produces a high yield is a man planted in God’s Word. Being planted like this directly results in production and durability over time. The passing season then reveals our prior planning or lack thereof. Start thinking now how you will both produce and last in the coming seasons.

DO THIS TODAY: Start spending daily time in God’s Word. 

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