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Notice the sharp change in tone beginning with this week’s verse:
Psalm 1:4 (New International Version)
Not so the wicked!
They are like chaff
that the wind blows away.
Psalm 1:4 (Amplified Bible) For meditation purposes.
Not so the wicked [those disobedient and living without God are not so]. But they are like the chaff [worthless, dead, without substance] which the wind drives away.
My! That doesn't sound very appealing, does it?
For sure, this verse (and the verses we will focus on over the next two weeks) are less fun to memorize (or even think about!) than the first half of Psalm 1. But important, in their warning, nevertheless!
How are you doing?
- While you commit this verse to memory (and/or spend time meditating on it), how does its seemingly harsh message make you feel? Does it effectively display the consequences of choosing not to dwell on God’s Word and His teachings?
- How might this verse cause you to pray for those who are not seeking God’s truth so that they might avoid such outcomes?
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