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Psalm 1

1 Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.

4 Not so the wicked!
They are like chaff
that the wind blows away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

6 For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.

As I begin my personal journey through the Bible in one year… I read Psalm 1 with great regard, hope and optimism… The optimism that it would reignite a higher level of wisdom, knowledge and understanding to live a life worthy of a servant.  A faithfilled servant of the Lord.

Link to Day 1 Reading through the Bible:


God’s Word: … But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness,  faith, love, endurance and gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight of the faith.
Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made
your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
1 Timothy 6:11-12

Wisdom Shared:
Today is the beginning of First…
It is the first day of a new chapter in our life!
It is the first day of the year…
It is the first day for resolutions for many …
First day of a new outlook as the first day of the new calendar unfolds…
Yes, Beloved, today I resolve to cling to hope, faith and love…
I resolve to not only read the word of God but to actually allow it to change my life in Christ.  I resolve to be strong and courageous and not allow fear to grip me.
Beloved, as we read through the bible this year … may it ignite divine purposes through wisdom, through instruction, through understanding words of insight…
Gaining integrity, justice fairly through the love that God has poured out on us.
Heavenly Father,
May the words through the scriptures advance your people in gaining wisdom, knowledge and understanding to a new level of conscientiousness that equips us for every good work, every divine appointment, and daily assignments for the sake of your kingdom.  Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  We thank you for the hope of glory that is our story that unfolds before us.  In Christ name we pray… Amen!
Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,
In Christ Love,
Jennifer Pettiford~
Scripture Readings:

The Purpose of Proverbs

1 These are the proverbs of Solomon, David’s son, king of Israel.

2 Their purpose is to teach people wisdom and discipline,
to help them understand the insights of the wise.
3 Their purpose is to teach people to live disciplined and successful lives,
to help them do what is right, just, and fair.
4 These proverbs will give insight to the simple,
knowledge and discernment to the young.

5 Let the wise listen to these proverbs and become even wiser.
Let those with understanding receive guidance
6 by exploring the meaning in these proverbs and parables,
the words of the wise and their riddles.