“Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
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
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.
The wicked are not so,
but are like chaff that the wind drives away.”
Psalms 1:1-4 (ESV)
Living in the Hill Country outside of San Antonio I sometimes find myself sitting outside reading by a lamp post. We are far out of the city so there is actually a nice breeze that keeps it cool, a tranquil quietness that allows focus, and a lack of city lights to drown out the brilliance of the night sky. As I sat and read I took a break. The kind of break that we all need when reading something that is difficult so we can try to understand the words that we have just seen. I am reading a book written from another time and place. It was written by an English preacher and written in the 1950’s. As I took my pause to grasp on to what he was saying I noticed the night sky. Read more…