Blessed: Final Destination

“For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.” (Psalm 1:6)

God knows. The words “watches over” in this verse can be read as “knows” or “knows and guides” or “knows and cares.” The big idea is that God knows where the righteous are going and how the righteous are getting there because he’s paying attention, keeping them on the path, preparing the way.

blessed_350The path of the wicked, on the other hand, runs out of God’s “knowing” and terminates. It’s not the God doesn’t know where they’re going; it’s that their path, their way of life, is a dead end.

Again, the difference between being the righteous and being the wicked comes down to one word: Jesus. Those is Christ have the righteousness of Christ. Those not in Christ – no matter how good they seem – are the wicked.

So what’s your final destination?

Think: Are you encouraged by the idea that God is watching over your way if you are a Christian? Do you like the thought of being known by God? Why or why not?

Pray: Thank God that he knows the way of those who are righteous because they are in Christ.

Do: Think about memorizing some or all of Psalm 1.