Unfading

Unfading

Today’s Scripture Selection: Psalm 1:1-3

In a world filled with superficiality, much is made of “fading” glory.

And, in that world, much is made of physical beauty, or wealth, or power, or any number of other fleeting things.  And much is made of how to maintain such things for as long as possible.

But there is a deeper world some inhabit – a world where spirituality and a relationship with God take priority.

In that world, the words of the Psalmist make perfect sense:

“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.  He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither.  Whatever he does prospers.”

This Scripture speaks powerfully about the person – woman or man – adult or child – who walks with God daily.

And of how such a “child” of God will have a rich, full, unfading life – no matter what his or her particular circumstances may be.

It’s about a rich relationship – full of life – full of nourishment – never ending – never fading.

No “fading glory” here – just moving, as one author put it, “from grace to grace.”

So choose carefully.  Superficiality ultimately leads to nothing.

Loving and meditating on God and God’s Word leads to everything.

Prayer: Lord, may I be like that tree planted by streams of water, forever.  AMEN.

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