We conclude this week of prayer and study with a Psalm. Perhaps we do not often consult the Psalms for financial advice, and yet insofar as our use of money has spiritual implications, we are wise to read God’s word knowing that God will instruct us for faithfulness and righteousness.
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.
In what way can we be like trees planted by streams of water?
What water is for trees, the living water from Jesus Christ is for disciples. How are you connected to the source of all life, our Lord Jesus?
Notice the promise in verse 3, “Whatever they do prospers.” When have you experienced prosperity from the Lord as a result of remaining connected to God and to God’s law?
O Lord, let us delight in your law and meditate on it day and night. Make our efforts fruitful, watch over our way, and give us your prosperity for ourselves and our neighbors. In Jesus’ name. Amen.