July 3, 2019
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and nigh. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.
- Psalm 1:1-3 ESV
God has given us directives to not walk, stand or sit where wickedness is taking place. These three actions have a deeper meaning. Sin is insidious. The action of walking symbolizes that we are still moving and able to escape a sinful situation. The action of standing means that we are extremely close to being agreeable to a sinful situation. The action of sitting is an indication that we are choosing to participate in sin.
However, God has given us a way of escape (1 Corinthians 10:13). If we meditate on His word, He will give us the strength to bypass the temptation of sin by running from it.
When we are able to do this, we become deeply rooted in Him all the while drinking His living water. It is through Him that we will be able to demonstrate fruitful lives for God.
"If Psalm 1 is to be believed, we must not allow our children to stand, sit or walk with those who deny biblical truth and morality. Instead, we must place them in situations that will aid them in meditating on the law of the Lord 'day and night.' Surely this involves how and where they are to be educated."
- Voddie Baucham, Jr.
Blessings to you.