26 Choices 1

Psalm 1:
1 BLESSED, HAPPY, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable
is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly,
following their advice, their plans and purposes,
nor stands submissive and inactive in the path where sinners walk,
nor sits down to relax and rest where the scornful and the mockers gather.
2 But his delight and desire are in the law of the Lord,
and on His law - the precepts, the instructions, the teachings of God
he habitually meditates, ponders and studies by day and by night.
3 And he shall be like a tree firmly planted and tended by the streams of water,
ready to bring forth its fruit in its season;
its leaf also shall not fade or wither;
and everything he does shall prosper and come to maturity.
(Amplified Bible)

There are three places, according to Psalm 1, where all human beings conduct their lives:
the path we walk
the place we take our stand
our spot to sit and relax

Also, according to this Psalm, we have a choice with each of these places:
we can choose to walk God's path, or the path of the ungodly;
we can choose to stand with sinners, or the stance of the Christian soldier (see Ephesians 6);
we can choose to relax and rest with smart-mouth people who scoff at the things of God, or we can find ourselves godly friends who will encourage our faith.

The following story, told by the Lord Jesus Christ shows how NOT to conduct your life:
Luke 15:
11 . . . "A man had two sons.
12 When the younger told his father, 'I want my share of your estate now, instead of waiting until you die!’ his father agreed to divide his wealth between his sons.
13 "A few days later this younger son packed all his belongings and took a trip to a distant land, and there wasted all his money on parties and prostitutes.
14 About the time his money was gone a great famine swept over the land, and he began to starve.
15 He persuaded a local farmer to hire him to feed his pigs.
16 The boy became so hungry that even the pods he was feeding the swine looked good to him. And no one gave him anything.
17 "When he finally came to his senses, he said to himself, ’At home even the hired men have food enough and to spare, and here I am, dying of hunger!
18 I will go home to my father and say, "Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you,
19 and am no longer worthy of being called your son. Please take me on as a hired man.' "
(Living Bible)

If your life resembles that of the young man in this story, today is the day to come to your senses, and begin taking the instructions in Psalm 1 seriously, so you not only come to maturity, but also set yourself to become rich toward God.

Prayer:
Teach me, my Father, how to make choices for my life which will cause me to take the path of being blessed, happy, fortunate, prosperous, enviable and rich toward YOU,
in Jesus' mighty name,    Amen.

New inspiration tomorrow, God willing.
See you then!