How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night. — Psalm 1:1-2
Freewill. God desires the best for us and warns us in His Word of dangers to our souls. He also encourages us in His Word to make wise choices. When it comes right down to it we are responsible for our destiny — that is freewill.
Who are the people you spend the majority of your time with? What kind of influence do they have on you? Ever notice how you start picking up phrases of the ones you hang out with? Back in my youth there were two sayings that I struggled getting out of my vocabulary — “yabut” and ending every sentence with “ya know”.
The saying “one bad apple spoils the whole bunch” is a valid statement. We do well to choose not to walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand or walk in the ways of sinners and hang out with scoffers. Our better choice is to meditate on God’s Word day and night and find the delight that is in it. We have a choice to be influenced by the world or by Jesus. Who do you choose to be influenced by?
The more we are influenced by the Word of God, the more of an influence we are in the world. So seek Jesus and let Him influence you to be a productive, influential, dynamic person of God.
The choice is yours. Exercise your freewill and choose wisely.
Continually seeking Him,