October 17, 2018

The word “blessed” can be translated as the word “happy.” Scripture states that happiness can be found in the company we keep or that we don’t keep. Many people are unhappy because they are taking advice from those who are not qualified to give it. It is like one alcoholic asking another alcoholic, who is active in his addiction, how to stop drinking. Who do you seek advice from in your life?

Peer pressure is a real thing to deal with not just as a student in school, but in the entirety of our lives. What company do you keep? Are you victim of peer pressure? Are you hanging around people that will make you better or worse? Will they make you grow as a person or help you to become more stagnate in your life? Scripture clearly states, “Bad company corrupts good character.” 1 Corinthians 15:33

There is something else to remember that happiness is not only found in the company you keep or don’t keep, but also in taking delight in God and His Word. God is a good God who wants to be understood by you. The more we understand our Creator the more we can enjoy and find happiness in the life He has given us. Life itself is a gift from God. The more we understand the God who gave us life, the more “blessed” or “happy” we shall be.

Psalm 1:1-2

Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of

sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.

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