We are going to take a 4 day break from the letters to Corinth. This week, we will look at the first 4 psalms and be using Eugene Peterson's The Message. Enjoy.
1How well God must like you— you don't hang out at Sin Saloon, you don't slink along Dead-End Road, you don't go to Smart-Mouth College.
2-3 Instead you thrill to God's Word, you chew on Scripture day and night. You're a tree replanted in Eden, bearing fresh fruit every month, Never dropping a leaf, always in blossom.
4-5 You're not at all like the wicked, who are mere windblown dust— Without defense in court, unfit company for innocent people.
6 God charts the road you take. The road they take is Skid Row.
When we come to God's Word, we find stories and literature that helps form and shape us to become what we were created to be. As we are formed, we also help form the world, by God's grace, to be the living, peaceable kingdom.
Do you meditate on Scripture? Or do you quickly read it to get to other things? Which is more formational or which forms you in God's image more?
Jesus, your Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. Amen.