Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Some great poetry is found in the Psalms.  Psalm 1 talks about those who read the Bible ... and love the words so much that they think about them all the time.  They are described "like trees growing beside a steam, trees that produce fruit in season and always have leaves." [Contemporary English Version v.2-3]

What is your focus in life; what do you think about day and night?  God, our Creator, has a purpose for us and desires to be in relationship with us.  Francis Chan says, "God wants His Word to be a delight to us, so much so that we meditate on it day and night."    Some of my favorite Psalms are: 1, 8, 23, and 100.  Don't have a Bible?  You can read online at www.biblegateway.com or go to any bookstore and look for a modern translation such as the New International Version or a paraphrase such as the CEV.  That image is so inviting; don't you want to be that tree refreshed by the stream producing fruit and flowers and providing cool shade?

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