THE BLESSED PERSON
Today’s Reading: Psalms 1-3
Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion).
GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.
Key Verses: Psalm 1:2, 2:7, 3:3
His delight…in His law he meditates day and night.
The Lord has said to me, You are My Son, today I have begotten You.
But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head.
First Psalm – the choice is ours to make! Either we will be like the well-watered fruit tree or like chaff, which the wind drives away. All who are faithful daily in meditating on God’s Word will be blessed people. Is that a sufficient reason for this blog?
Second Psalm – the Son of God is revealed. As the ancient Christian creed declares of Jesus, He is “Very God of Very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father.” There are those who teach that Jesus is a created being, an angel. False! They’ve probably knocked on your door at some time (Luke 1:34-38). Also, Hebrews chapter one (click here) expands on the prophetic words of Psalm 2.
Third Psalm – the shepherd boy who became king wrote these words and music for stringed instruments to accompany the singing of his words. David’s poems, for the most part, are most encouraging and have an optimistic outlook on life. His experience was that the Lord lifted up his head! Let us now look up, and away from the pessimists who say, “There is no help for him in God.” Amen!!! and Amen!!!
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord God, I pray with the shepherd king, “Arise, O Lord; save me O my God!” (Psalm 3). I pray that I will “serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling” (Psalm 2). I also pray that I will be like the tree beside the free-flowing waters, blossoming with Your beauty and then bearing good fruit! (Psalm 1). Amen!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
This weekend I have the honour to speak four times at “Wesley Acres” Camp for the 50+ services. Now in my 80th year I REALLY need your prayers. I’m very fond of this camp. My eldest sister, Willa, and her husband, Harold Hodgins, were the first family to live and work on the grounds when the property was purchased by the Free Methodist Church. Norma-Jean, our children and I stayed with them in the old original farm house for a couple of nights. It is located in Prince Edward County, just south of Bloomfield, Ontario (pictures below of the most creative camp signs I’ve ever seen).
Recently Norma-Jean wrote out, in her beautiful handwriting, a statement which fits in with most of the Psalms. Here it is: “A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of opportunities. An optimist makes opportunities of difficulties.”
Yours for an optimistic outlook, almost always expecting something good to happen!