Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.
– Psalm 1:1-2
This first Psalm is a clear example of the difference between those who are living their lives for the Lord and those who are not. Are you conforming to the world? Who are you turning to for advice, support, and comfort? Who do you surround yourself with? Who do you depend upon for friendship and love? Turn to God. If you are truly one of God’s children, then you cannot walk with one foot in this world. We are but strangers here. Look around you. What are you associated with? Look to the Bible as your roadmap. If we are on God’s team, then let’s make sure we’re studying his playbook!
Our essential prayer should be, “Lord, if I’m not living for you, I live for nothing.”