Psalm 1:1 begins with the word “blessed.” Being blessed involves a state wherein a man is happy and his soul is right with his Lord, a position that most desire. There is no secret to obtaining happiness. The inspired poet reveals it to us. Blessedness comes as one delights in God’s Word and meditates therein continually.
Idolatry has always been a fascination. Isaiah mocked idolaters by observing how they gather wood, burn some for heat, and create their God with the other (Isaiah 44:14-20).
Solomon did not mean there was a suitable time to sin, but simply that life has a way of falling into place. It is good for us to think broadly as this passage calls us to do. In the process of making the big decisions, we also acquire a resolve in so many little ones and life is better.
My family is my treasure and they have my heart. God wants that connection with me. The Psalmist prays, “Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings” (Psalm 17:8).
We all live two lives, an inward life and an outward life. Peter urged women “Do not let your adornment be merely outward…rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit…” (1 Peter 3:3, NKJV). We’re often better at maintaining the outward man, the one people easily see.