Meditation (1 of 3) by Kerry Shook

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Meditation (1 of 3)
Series: Fresh
Kerry Shook
Psalms 1:1-3

''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. 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, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.'' Psalms 1:1-3 (NIV)

The Benefits of Meditation

A secure mind
A productive life
A fresh faith

1. THE SOURCE IS SCRIPTURE

''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. But his delight is in the law of the LORD…'' (Vs. 1-2a)

2. THE STRATEGY IS PERSONAL

''… his delight is in the law of the LORD…'' (Vs. 2a)

Read it
Recite it
Remember it
Reflect it

3. THE SECRET IS DAILY

''… and on his law he meditates day and night.'' (Vs. 2b)

''Then Moses said to them, 'No one is to keep any of it until morning.''' Exodus 16:19 (NIV)

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