Thursday, May 17, 2012
Success is a word that is often is discussed when we are talking about our jobs, our income or the way our house looks. Yet, success according to the bible is totally different from what is described by society. Success according to Psalm 1:1-4 is based on: 1st: Be cautious about your relationships. Don't walk in the counsel of the wicked or in the path of sinners. This verse discusses that we need to have good relationships. Don't walk in the counsel of the wicked should be applied to every area of our life whether it is family relationships, business and money. I believe sometimes the one that we think has the most knowledge due to a degree or money, really may be the one that gives us the worst advice. Don't stand in the path of sinners means even though we will encounter those that sin whether in our work experiences or other areas of our lives, that does not mean we have to be a part of their sinful practices or condone what is going on. Do not sit in the seat of scoffers. Scoffers are basically those that ridicule God, His people and His word, which in today's world isn't hard to find. You can watch TV on any day and practically find this on one or more programs. You can retn a movie, even a movie that is suppose to be clean, and you will find some reference to putting down the name of God or the people of God. Often times, the hardest part of being a Christian is having to take a stand for something that you know "everyone else" finds nothing wrong with, but that is exactly what God calls us to do. Psalm 1:1-4 is a guide to success according to God and His Word. Success doesn't always mean money, power or fame. Success is bringing honor to the name of the Lord by being a person of values, morals and standing up for the name of God. Let us remember that success is about honoring God.