What is the key to vibrant, healthy, fruitful living? Is it too far off to be attained? Listen to the psalmist . . .
1Blessed is the one . . . whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.Psalm 1:1-2
“The law of the Lord” might automatically cause a negative reaction. Law sounds like a lot of rules with someone policing to make sure they are followed correctly. I’m supposed to think about those all the time? I thought that was in the past?
The law as mentioned in this psalm refers to a higher way of living. You see, when God gave the law (Ten Commandments) to Moses, it was a breath of fresh air to the people. They knew what brought them life; the law brought a sense of safety. Many times, especially in the psalms, the law is referred to as a delight, fresh water for the thirsty, a place of refuge and safety.
Jesus also offers a new way of living. He invites us to step away from the hurriedness of life and trade our burdens for his. He says that his burden is easy to bear and his yoke is light. He offers a way of living that prospers the soul, causing it to bear fruit with roots that go deep into his provisions.
Life is rough on humans. Every day we face challenges and voices that lure us away from the presence of God. That’s the chaff mentioned earlier this week. But there is another way. And while not easy, its benefits are out of this world!
Read God’s word and think about it. What does he want to say to you through scripture, nature, life situations? Let your roots go deep into his resources and you will be unstoppable!