Journeying through the Psalms
Life has two roads. The life of a faithful person in contrast to the life of a faithless person.
The writer begins his psalm by praising the joys of obeying God and refusing to listen to those who discredit or ridicule him.
Our friends and associates can have a profound influence on us, often in very subtle ways. If we insist on friendships with those who mock what God considers important, we might sin by becoming indifferent to God’s will. This attitude is the same as mocking.
Do your friends build up your faith, or do they tear it down?
True friends should help, not hinder, you to draw closer to God.
Let us pray:
Grant your Spirit in full measure to the leaders of our church so that they might think deeply about your Word and will and become fruitful and effective in building your church and extending your kingdom in the world.
Make them people of substance who are rooted deeply in your Word and useful in your kingdom service.