Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked. . .But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night. Psalm 1:1(a), 2 (NASB)
When we consider the word "walk" a couple of things may come to our minds. One way to think about "walk" is the human ability to stand up, make ourselves mobile and put one foot in front of the other with the goal in mind to eventually arrive at a set destination. But when we turn that one word into a phrase, "spirit walk," then that is something else entirely. "Spirit walk" does not merely mean putting one foot in front of the other; it means lifestyle, character, relationship, Christian experience - all predicated on having received salvation through Jesus Christ, and following up the salvation experience with intentional, regular prayer and study of the Word of God. So in today's text, we're not just talking about "putting one foot in front of the other;" we're talking about how we live, our character, and a growing relationship with the Lord. Verse 1 above notes that those who watch the company they keep are blessed. Verse 2 takes it a step further saying this blessed person meditates day and night on the law of the Lord. What can we take from that? Meditation on the Word of God covers the mind, thoughts, words, and actions. When we have truly allowed the Word of God to get in us, there are some things we're just not going to do or say because it's important to us how God views our character. When meditation on God's Word is a priority we are not only concerned about the work of the ministry, but what work is necessary on our character. Our text lets us know that regular meditation on God's Word will bring our lives into proper, blessed order. How are you walking?