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; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law, he meditates day and night (Psalm 1:1-2 ESV).
A scoffer is someone who laughs, mocks, and speaks about a person or idea in a way that shows that he thinks that person or idea is stupid or silly — a person who has contempt for something. Here are people who have no regard for the word of God or the things of God. They hate God and His ways.
We see it all the time when people ignore the word of God for their own desires, when they speak evil of God, when they say things like, Can’t we just change the Bible? or, The Bible isn’t for today, or, God understands why we don’t do what He commands. These types of people we are to stay away from. We need to stay away from, and not listen to, those who discredit or ridicule the word of God.
Friendship with the world:
Our friends, family members, associates can have a profound influence on us, often in very subtle ways. If we insist on friendships with those who mock what God considers important, we might sin by becoming indifferent to God’s will. This attitude is the same as scoffing, mocking. It’s your choice!
We may need to do an inventory of our relationships and whom we allow to have influence on, or speak into, our lives. When we do, we should distance ourselves from the scoffers so we can experience the joy of serving and obeying God’s word.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, December 9, 2019 @ 7:30 AM CDT
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