On a leisurely stroll through Facebook, I was asked to look at a scripture by one of my little sisters, Psalm 1:1-3, that started a great conversation which I would like to share in this blog.
“Blessed is the man who…”
“….walks not in the counsel of the wicked”
I was first drawn to “walks not” in the passage. The walk that is listed is one of personal choice. In life, we have counsel that is both “brought” and “sought”. Brought is the counsel that comes to us via the way of others that volunteer their advice/two cents towards the circumstances we face, while Sought is the advice or counsel we gain by seeking those we believe has the wisdom we need. In this, this passage highlights something about our true self. I have found in my own life times when I was brought unwise or wicked counsel, but also times when I sought counsel that was wicked (let’s define wicked in this blog as counsel that is against the will of God). The counsel that is brought is often rejected because it’s is received as unwise generally because of the source, but the counsel that is sought is more often than not taken because it generally validates and or confirms what we desire to hear.
Yes, believers look for validation, and at times said validation is not in alignment with what God desires; because it is sometimes received and retrieved from a source that is not aligned with God’s will. This is where the “walks not” resurfaces! It surfaces because the advice we seek has to be from a source of counsel that is in alignment with God’s Word and not just in alignment with your desires. We have to seek counsel that will keep us on the path God has laid for us, and in this we can walk the path that leads us into blessings.
I wondered how many of us have “sought” our way off the blessed path? Could it be that our lives could be layered with one blessing proceeded by another blessing with our decisions. Maybe there is more to seek ye first the Kingdom? As opposed to looking at it from a vantage point of ecclesia being the collective body of Christ as a local, and not the mobile unit of self going therefore into the world. Seeking God’s will in our lives is Seeking the Kingdom, and all that accompanies putting God first accompany it.