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Read Psalm 1

Read Psalm 1

1 Happy are those who reject the advice of evil people,
who do not follow the example of sinners
or join those who have no use for God.
2     Instead, they find joy in obeying the Law of the Lord,
and they study it day and night.
3     They are like trees that grow beside a stream,
that bear fruit at the right time,
and whose leaves do not dry up.
They succeed in everything they do.
4     But evil people are not like this at all;
they are like straw that the wind blows away.
5     Sinners will be condemned by God
and kept apart from God’s own people.
6     The righteous are guided and protected by the Lord,
but the evil are on the way to their doom.


I love the trees that stand near the beach front in windswept cities; they lean with the prevailing wind.  Psalm 1 is such a simple Psalm - reminding us not to pay attention to the winds that seek to influence us but to root ourselves deeply in God's instruction and love.


Lord remind me to root myself completely in you - and pay no attention to the winds that seek to drive me in all directions.

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