Psalm 1:1-6

He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not whither; And whatever he does shall prosper. Psalm 1:3

Every time we turn on the television or radio, we can hear someone claiming to have the formula for quick success. The ads tell us that if we want success, we can have it now, and we can have it for only $49.95.

Such is merely man’s success. It’s a far cry from godly success, the kind that represents God’s heart for us and personifies the great joy and fulfillment that comes with knowing Him.

If we want to stand out from the rest of the world, Psalm 1 shows us the pathway to godly success that will bring us fulfillment like we’ve never known: be careful about your relationships. In order to be successful, you need to hear God’s perspective on things and should seek godly counsel, not the counsel of just anyone who has an opinion. There are some well-meaning Christians who relish the opportunity to give their thoughts on a situation without searching out the Scriptures for what God says.

Commit to the principles of the Scriptures. A warning sign of when you might be drifting is when you begin to compromise God’s Word. Ask those around you to hold you accountable to what the Bible says. By making His Word the standard for which you live your life, you will experience a world of success.

God desires success for our lives. He wants us to be a people who bring glory and honor to His name as we receive the best He has to give.

Lord, I want true success, not man’s success. Help me seek Your counsel and commit to the principles of Your Word.

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