Even though today will be a day of football for many (even for the people at my house), it is also a good day to think about resolutions. As always, I have resolved to read through the Bible this year. I shouldn’t say always because I haven’t always resolved to do that. Rather, it has been my goal for many years of my life as a believer, which I have been for almost 25 years now.
Some years I have done better than others. In 2006 I struggled and didn’t do as well, and I can see looking back how that made my life that much harder. So, for the benefit of my own soul and to know my God better, I resolve to spend time daily in his word. My plan for this year is from the ESV’s Web site and it’s Daily Bible Plan. Appropriately, the passage for today contains Psalm 1:
The Way of the Righteous and the Wicked
1:1 Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
2 but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
3 He is like a tree
planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.
4 The wicked are not so,
but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
6 for the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.
There are many things we can aspire to and as we come to a new calendar year it is often appropriate to make goals. Obviously, some things are more desirable and better for us than others. This is one goal I definitely want to achieve because I know that I want to be like the man who is described in Psalm 1.