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Delighting in the Law of the Lord.

Series: Dirt | Week 2: Hard-Hearted

Day Five Psalm 1:1-3

1 ”Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers. 2 But they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night. 3 They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season.Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.” Psalm 1:1-3 (NLT)

Discover
1. How does the psalmist describe the tree in verse 3? Where is it planted? What does it produce?
2. How often does the person written about in this psalm meditate on the law of the Lord (verse 2)?
3. What emotions are described in this psalm as it relates to spending time in God’s Word and following Him instead of the wicked?

Respond
When you think about spending time in God’s Word, would you describe it as joy and delight? There is much joy to be found in the gift of knowing God’s voice through the Bible. This psalm shows us that fruit is produced when we spend time listening to Him. How can you grow in consistency in spending time in the presence of God, listening to what He has to say? Meditating on God’s word means being quiet before Him and thinking deeply about what He has said through the Bible. Today, find a few moments of quiet to listen. God is faithful to speak.

For Further Reading: 5 Steps to Meditating on Your Bible

For Families with Kids at Home
Remember today that God is at work in your family all the time. If this season has felt like one of a lot of fruitfulness or one where you’ve wondered what He’s doing, remember that He is with you, He is with your family, and He is at work.

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