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Chaplain's CornerElsie ItemJune 2019 (No. 105)

Chaplain’s Corner

Holy Bible NASB
Psalm 1: 1-6    2 Peter 1:21    2 Tim 3:16  Heb 11:6

I love to read the Psalms because they are so applicable to life, and, as all of the Bible, they are a message from God to all of us.  The Psalm printed in its entirety below is a comparison and a contrast between the person who follows the true God and the one who does not do so.  Remember the writer is not just penning his opinion, but as the scriptures say in Peter 1:21, “Holy man of God wrote as inspired by God, Holy Spirit”.  2 Tim 3:16  “All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;”

So as you read the words of this Psalm below, imagine God speaking, and listen closely to his voice.

PSALM 1:1-6

1Blessed 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,

2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.

3 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.

Not so the wicked!  They are like chaff
that the wind blows away.

5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.

Without forcing my idea of what the Psalmist is saying, I believe we can conclude that the life lived in obedience to God is a successful one.  The life lived for self without God is empty and an utter failure.  I see the Psalm as an encouragement to give God first place in my life, with eternity in view.

If one is to follow God, the Bible in Heb 11:6 reads “without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him”.
Ebenezer (I Samuel 7:12)

RM-1/C Abe Laurenzo   LCI 47, 409

Did you know?  Abe Laurenzo will be one of two WWII veterans honored at the 75th Anniversary of D Day Celebration of Heroes held at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland Oregon on June 6.   This is presented in partnership with The Mighty Endeavor.

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