Blessed the man who follows not
the counsel of the wicked
Nor walks in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the company of the insolent,
But delights in the law of the Lord
and meditates on his law day and night. (Ps 1:1-2)
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times: we make choices each and every day of our lives.
One of the choices that we make regards the people in our lives and the examples that we follow.
There are lots of people in this world, that’s for sure. Some of them, probably, should never be in our lives. Because, it is around those people, that we often do or say the things that we should not do or say. They are, pure and simple, bad examples for us.
Yet, if we remain around them, we often end up choosing to do what they do, say what they say, neglect to do the things that they neglect to do, and neglect to say the things that they neglect to say.
We often let the wrong people have too much of a say in our lives.
The psalmist reminds us that we are blessed when we do not follow the wrong person but, rather, follow the Lord.
FAITH ACTION: Is there someone in your life who is a bad example? Someone you should definitely not follow and/or someone with whom you should not associate? Ask the Lord for guidance.