Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
6 For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Happy and to be envied are the people who don’t follow the counsel of the wicked, or stand around learning from sinners, or sit on the cynic’s bench, gossiping. Why? Because they don’t find joy in that negativity. Instead, they delight in instruction from God and they think about it all the time—day and night.
What is the nature of that instruction?
“The Law,” specifically the Ten Commandments, clearly fits into that category. The whole Pentateuch, the Books of Moses, also went by that term—“The Law.”
But what about the Design Law of the Universe? Could the parameters and specifications for the natural world also be considered part of God’s “Law”? David wrote and spoke and sang about trees clapping their hands and hills dancing and mountains rejoicing! We know they aren’t sentient, conscious entities…so how would inanimate creation laugh and sing?—except as they fulfill their purpose in God’s holy paradigm, existing in harmony with all the works of His hand.
Might that that be a model for humanity?—that as we meditate on what God says and what He does and how it all works, we learn better how to live in our place…happy?
Artist (designs and builds stain-glassed windows)
Spokane Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church