Search This Blog

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Ungodly Counsel

January 2

(Psalm 1 NIV) “Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. {2} But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.

What does it mean to “walk in the counsel of the wicked”, or as some translations say, “the counsel of the ungodly”? Anytime someone encourages us to act in a way contrary to God’s plan, we have been in the counsel of the ungodly. Sometimes it’s subtle; sometimes it’s blatant. Much of the advertising we are inundated with today brings no glory to God. The sewer pipe flowing from Hollywood directly into our cities and homes is someone’s counsel. Books, TV, music, and art are all promoting somebody’s philosophy… and most of the time it is not a godly philosophy. When we watch that show, read that book, or listen to that song, we are walking in someone’s counsel. We need to be aware of whose counsel we are receiving, for walking in the counsel of the ungodly is not the way to blessing. Maybe it’s time to change channels and get some new counsel! -- Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day

No comments:

Post a Comment