Blessed

Blessed

Earlier this week, I began working my way through the Psalms. Psalm 1 is one of my favorites. Want to be blessed? This Psalm has some wisdom to share toward that end.

“How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, But they are like chaff which the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the wicked will perish.” (Psalms 1:1-6)

Take a few minutes to ponder what the Psalmist wrote:

  • How is one blessed?
  • What is the outcome of the one who is blessed?
  • What is the outcome of the wicked?
  • What one big idea stands out to you from this Psalm?
  • How might the Lord want you to apply this Psalm in your life?

Maranatha (Come Lord!)

So Grateful

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In the last week, I have been pondering the truths of Ephesians. I am constantly amazed at all that the Father, Son and Holy Spirit have done, continue to do and will do on my behalf and on behalf of all who are in Christ.

Consider just these five truths:

  1. He chose us in Him (1:4)
  2. He adopted us as sons (1:5)
  3. He blessed us (1:6)
  4. He lavished the riches of His grace on us (1:7-8)
  5. He made known to us the mystery of His will (1:9)

I spent a few minutes with a man in Atlanta a few weeks ago. We talked about how as we grow older we are more amazed at all He has done for us. This is true. We both shared how grateful we are for new insights we are seeing on a regular basis.

Take a few minutes to read this passage and offer your praise and thanks to Him.

Maranatha
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Blessed

man-1031385_pixabayAstounding words: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places …”. (Eph. 1:3)

The Father blessed us through Christ and we have every spiritual blessing. It is hard to fathom what is contained in this verse. Here are some questions to ponder:

  • What are some of the “spiritual blessings” that come to your mind?
  • The Father did this for us through Christ. What sacrifices did The
    Father and Son make on our behalf?

One could spend hours on these questions but with only a surface understanding, it is no wonder that Paul blessed the Father. Take a moment to bless Him.

Maranatha,
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