How Blessed…

“How blessed are those who ignore the advice of the corrupt, who resist the companionship of the wicked, who refuse to become jaded toward others; who delight instead in the teachings of the LORD and in meditating upon His truths day and night. They will be like trees firmly planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in their season, their leaves bright and healthy. In whatever they do, they will thrive.” ~Psalm 1:1-2

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19 Responses to How Blessed…

  1. Great version of the beginning of Psalm 1. I’m working towards being a firmly planted tree. Thanks Mitch.

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  2. Lesley says:

    Great verses, Mitch. My problem at the moment is trying to discern who is wicked from those who aren’t. Every time I find a Christian author whose books I enjoy, I come across a website or someone who will warn me that they are unbiblical! It seems to be happening all the time. Duh!

    I’ve just done the review on Amazon uk for you, but it probably won’t show up for a couple of days yet.

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    • mitchteemley says:

      Bless you, Lesley. Re. Christian authors: hang in there–there are many wise and well-regarded authors out there, both past and present. Not sure where you are in your spiritual journey (I assume you’re talking about non-fiction?), but I’m happy to reccomend or comment on anything you come across. Have you read Rick Warren’s ‘The Purpose Driven Life’? If not, it’s a great place to start when it comes to describing authentic Christianity, and C.S. Lewis’s ‘Mere Christianity’ and other works are the gold-standard (I regard him as my mentor). Phillip Yancey too. Oswald Chambers is a wonderful devotional guide. Evelyn Underhill’s classic ‘Mysticism’ too, but it’s a bit more challenging.

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      • Lesley says:

        Thank you so much for your recommendations, Mitch. Yes, I meant non-fiction. I’m 69 and gave my heart to Jesus when I joined Sunday School at the age of 4. 🙂 There have been many complicated and disastrous interruptions since then though. I’ve read some C. S. Lewis and loved The Screwtape Letters. I’ll take a look at the other authors you mentioned. I know Oswald Chambers is one of the ‘biggies’, so I’ve just downloaded on kindle his book The Sermon on the Mount: Being Remade from Within. I feel I just want to get back to the simple Gospel – people’s constant debates complicate things too much and play havoc with my mind! Thanks again. 🙂

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      • mitchteemley says:

        Sounds like your heart’s right where it ought to be, Lesley.

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  3. What a timely passage! Thanks, Mitch.

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  4. rwfrohlich says:

    We live in a society full of lies and deceptions, so we must be grounded in the truth of the Bible or else we will fall prey to wickedness.

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  5. Beautiful passage and so apt! Also one of the verses I chose to memorize in my teens. Funny how we outgrow so many things, but true wisdom keeps pace with us as we grow and experience life, and we keep coming back and seeing yet more depth and further wisdom in the same words.

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  6. LifeooNaut says:

    I wanted to hear this! It’s easy to fall into the majority’s way even if it’s wrong. It takes a lot to stand up for your values! I believe this is where religion offers you courage and support. No matter which religion you belong to!

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  7. Beautiful nourishment for my ailing body. Sick as a dog here with some awful cough/cold/virus that going around (not COVID). This lovely psalm was soothing for both body and soul.

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  8. selizabryangmailcom says:

    Very inspiring words, universally applicable in any belief system! 🙂

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  9. Thanks – Mitch – that put me back on the right path. I quite like to think of myself as a firmly planted tree with deep roots and bright leaves reaching toward the infinite blue. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  10. markbierman says:

    It’s a narrow path to follow but so worth it! Thanks for reminding me. 🙂

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