THE WAY OF THE RIGHTEOUS
The other way to influence our life is through the Word of God (Bible) instead of the influence of the ideas and opinions of ungodly people. As believers of our Lord Jesus, we delight in the Word of God and meditate on it day and night. The more we read and study the Word of God and allow it to speak to our hearts, the more it influences our thoughts and ideas. And when the Word of God influences our life, we become like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever we do prospers (Psalms 1:3). As we live according to the Word of God, no matter what is going in our life, we will be able to stand because God is with us and strengthening and providing everything that we need. God becomes the sustainer of our life. He gives us wisdom and understanding of how we should live according to our current situations.
The conclusion of Psalms 1 is this: For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction. The ideas and opinions of this world will eventually go away, but the Word of God will stand forever. As a result, we need to allow the Word of God to speak to our current situations. We must filter our thinking through the Word of God. Before we agree on certain issues, we need to understand what the Word of God is saying, and we must follow God's Word even when it contradicts our understanding of the issues. We must be willing to give up our assumptions and receive God's thoughts through His Word.
We are blessed to have the Word of God (Bible). Every day and night, we can read, study, and think through the Word of God to influence our way of thinking so that we can live according to God's ways.
Ask yourself these questions for application: (Think through carefully and meditate on the questions while answering them, and let the Spirit of God speak to you) How does the Word of God influence my life? Why is it important that God's Word influences my thoughts and ideas? Am I delighting in the Word of God?
Write down all the worries you face today and lift them up to God.
Father in Heaven, thank you for giving me your Word. Please help me to read, study, and meditate on it daily. I need your Word to guide me on how to deal with different issues in my life. Please protect my mind from lies and ungodly ideas and opinions. May I live according to your truth. In your name Lord Jesus, I pray. Amen.