My Take Aways
When we watch our relationships and watch our delights God watches over our ways.
Watch our Relationships
Walk to go, come, accompany be lead astray, become
Wicked – raw shaw
Criminal, hostile toward God, guilty of sin against God or man
Blessed– esher Hebrew
Happy (delighted, pleased, or glad,), blessedness
Watch our Delights
Delight in His Word
Like as water and sun are nourishment plants, trees, and things that bloom, God’s Word is our nourishment. When we separate ourselves from our nourishment we become weak and unproductive.
Meditate means more than reading. It is easy to read the Word, check off our list and not receive nourishment.
Reflect, think deeply about, opposite is ignore
We are expected to apply God’s Word, not ignore it.
Nourishment produces change.
The wrong nourishment –wrong change
TV, Media, Secular influences, water cooler company at work
The right nourishment –right change
Bible study, corporate worship, Christian music and media, friends who are walking with and growing in their relationship with God (not perfect but advancing).
God Watches over our ways
I want Him watching over me, don’t you?
Ignoring is the opposite of meditate.
“For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous but the way of the ungodly shall perish.”( KJV)
“For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.” (NIV)
Watches is translated more closely as knoweth, meaning:
to know (properly, to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively, instruction, punishment, etc.)
He knows. He watches. He cares. He recognizes, instructs, and punishes.
He. Is. God.
Thankful today God watches my way.
God is stretching me by challenging my nourishment.