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Delight in God's Word (2 of 2)
Psalm 1:1; Psalm 1:2; Joshua 1:8; 1 John 2:15-17; Proverbs 28:13
I'm fascinated with technology. You know, the new Iphone, there's this gal on here that you can ask her anything and she tells you what you want to know, it's just amazing to me.
(Speaking into IPhone) "How old is Bill O'Reilly? You're not sure what I said? Well, listen! How old is Bill O'Reilly? 62 years, 2 months and 10 days. Hum? I thought he was older than that. I asked her this morning what does Fred Lowery delight in? She said who is Fred Lowery? What if, what if this lady did know everything? And what if I could ask her or you could ask her what do you delight in most of all? What would she say?
We're in Psalm 1 - wonderful Psalm. I hope you're reading that Psalm. It's a short one but it's just packed with meaning. It's a wisdom Psalm and its God's blessings on those who obey God and God's judgment on those who disobey God - straight forward. The Psalms are so wonderful because they deal with the raw emotion of our lives. They not only teach us but they reach us because they touch our feelings. They touch our emotions because we can identify with the Psalmist over and over and over. You remember verse 1 from last week -
Ps 1:1 Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. [NIV]
And we learned that that word blessed means happy or inner joy, peace, inner peace and fulfillment. It's plural in the Hebrew. It could really be translated - Oh, the "blessedness's" of those who live a God-directed life. Oh, the joys in the plural, you see God wants to bless us in the plural. He wants to bless us over and over and abundantly. Oh, the blessedness's of those who delight in the Lord. Now, the Psalmist begins with the negative and he says there's certain things that are joyful and a fulfilled man doesn't do. He avoids certain things because he know ...
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