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May 22 - Evening

"Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.

Not so the wicked!
They are like chaff
that the wind blows away.
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked leads to destruction."

- Psalms 1:1-6

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Results! Not Rewards or Punishment    

The Book of Psalms begins with two Psalms that establish the style and purpose of the book. The first Psalm (Psalm 1) is instructional and in the form of wisdom literature. The second Psalm (Psalm 2) worshipful and in the style of eschatological prophecy.

Two types of people are portrayed in Psalm 1. Both types of people make choices and they both receive the result of those choices. It should be noted that the blessed man is not “rewarded” with blessed happiness and the wicked man is not “punished” with destruction. Instead, both the blessed happiness and the destruction are results of the choices and lifestyle.

The blessed man delights in the “law of the Lord” and he meditates on it. “Law of the Lord” is from the word “Torah” which literally means “instruction, but can be used to refer to the law, the Pentateuch (first five books) and the whole Old Testament. The blessed man focuses on the instruction and revelation given by the Lord concerning truth and reality. They know how the world was put together. They understand what the Lord’s purpose is. They desire to understand his thoughts and values. They conduct their lives in agreement with the Lord’s nature. The result of this is compared to a tree that lives directly by a river of water. This tree cannot wither because it is tapped into the source of life. Every leaf and every blossom is prosperous.

There is an alternative. A man can leave the Word of the Lord and pursue other philosophies, values and purposes. These are identified as the steps, the ways and the company of the wicked, the sinners and those that mock the Lord’s instruction. The result of following the way of the wicked is destruction, just like a tree dries up and dies away from water.  Because the wicked are without the source of life they eventually have no substance. They become lightweight chaff in a kingdom of manifested truth and reality, and are simply blown away as inconsequential.

Those who are blessed will avoid spending time learning and imitating the ways of these insignificant mockers.

  Christian Quote from Church History

“Faith is not a sense, nor a sight, nor reason, but taking God at His Word."
- Arthur Benoni Evans

Something to Ponder??

When Jesus continued to fall while carrying his cross, the Romans made Simon of Cyrene carry the cross the rest of the way to Calvary. (Matthew 27:32; Luke 23:26) Simon was from the North African country of Cyrene which is Libya today. Mark seems to assume that the original readers of his gospel would know Simon’s two sons since Mark writes their names in Mark 15:21: Alexander and Rufus. Mark was in Rome when he wrote his Gospel so it is interesting that Paul also greets Rufus when Paul writes his letter to the Roman believers from Corinth in the spring of 57 AD. (Romans 16:13) Mark would have written his Gospel sometime after 64 AD, but before 70 AD.

Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information

Dio (Gr) – Therefore (Eng) – The Greek word dio draws the conclusion from the text previously presented in order to summarize the section. (Gal. 4:31)


 About 30 miles from where Balaam tried to curse Israel on the plains of Moab (now Jordan) in Numbers 22-24 a fifty line inscription written in faded red and black ink was discovered in an ancient building excavated in Deir ‘Alla (Jordan). The house was destroyed in an earthquake around 760 BC, but the inscription is much older dating back to at least 800 BC, and likely before.

The text includes:
            “Warnings (or, sayings) from the Book of Ballam the son of Beor. He was a seer of the gods.”

This is similar to the Numbers 22:5. This is an authentic text from 800 BC which shows a high regard for the historical figure of Balaam son of Beor which means he was likely had lived centuries before the text was used to decorate the wall of a residence.

Confession to Action   Facts and Information

Am I making choices that will produce the blessed life? Or, am I living to satisfy my own desires and asking God to bless me while I live a life that naturally results in darkness and destruction? I will make choices that agree with righteousness and seek desires that are pleasing to the Lord.

"Drive out the mocker, and
out goes strife;
    quarrels and insults
are ended."

- Proverbs 22:10
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Prayer for Today
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Avoid immorality

National Debt

Photo of Jerusalem; Pictures of Israel Bible Map and Diagram

gezer, ceremony stones, stone box

Stone box at Gezer that is surrounded by standing stones set in place during a covenant ceremony. The terms of the covenant would have been placed in this stone box and covered with a lid that has long ago disappeared.

First Samuel 27 on a map showing David's
  First Samuel 27 on a map that shows David's
raids among the Amalekites.
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