During this cold winter season we often catch a bug (or would it be
better put a bug often catches us?) and wonder, “What can I take to get
better?” There are also spiritual bugs that we want to recover from and
today’s attached devotional tells you were to go for help with them. God
Because of Calvary,
Psalm 1:1-6 (ESV)
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.
“The Psalms are the manna of the Church. Just as manna tasted to each person like the food that the person liked best, so the Psalms instruct and satisfy every person in every occasion. David was not only a clear prophet of Christ himself, but a prophet of every particular Christian. The entire book of Psalms is a fragrant oil, an ointment that soothes all sorts of sores, a balm that heals all wounds.” [John Donne, Religious Poetry and Prose edited by Henry L. Carrigan, Jr., (Brewster, MA: Paraclete Press, 1999), p. 38]