WEEKLY DEVOTION – April 19, 2021
The Blessed Life
To live a blessed life is a wonderful promise and reality. In Psalm 1, it says, “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.”
To be blessed is to enjoy happiness, pleasure and contentment. The lesson of the Psalm is that those who find direction in life and wisdom for living in the Word of God know such blessedness. That person has a rich and strong foundation upon which to stand and live life to the fullest. “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.”
This life is filled with hope and faith which is nurtured in relationship with God the Father who is present every step of the way. “For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.” May the Word of God be our guide this day and always.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for your guidance through life and the blessedness that is mine through meditation of your Word. Amen
Dumas Alexander Harshaw, Jr.