"Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in
way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the
LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted
by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not
wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper."
Michael Guido tells a story of a little boy who was late for Sunday School and he
said to the Pastor, "I started to go fishing, but my Dad wouldn't let me go."
"Wise dad," answered the boy's Pastor. "Did he explain why you couldn't go?"
"Yes," replied the boy, "there wasn't enough bait for two people."
Parents should put the Savior above sports and things of the world, by
example and exhortation. We should put God before gold, character above
convenience, principle above popularity, and self-control above self-indulgence.
We are told in God's Holy Word that those have joys who do not follow the advice
men...but their delight is in doing what the Lord wants them to do.
We need to have a desire to put everything we have into living for the Lord.
Our delight should be in doing God's will and following Him more closely.
Through our actions, more than our words, we will be examples to our
friends and families.
We pray for God to grant us His presence and power as we go out to
meet this day. May our hearts be turned toward Him to receive all He
has in store for us. Jesus or the world, which one will we choose?