“Cut! Take two”

“Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked”

Psalm 1:1 (NIV)

‘Blessed’ is a deeper form of happiness. God is telling us to avoid ‘the counsel (advice) of the wicked’ to attain “blessedness”. What is this ‘counsel’ He is referring to?

Music and TV’s counsel us how to cheat, hate, have all kinds of sex, drink, lie, degrade others…and none of these seem to effect the actor’s happiness. Those scripts seem to always work out because they are scripts!

In reality, all of those things listed (even if they have been forgiven), leave deep wounds and life altering scars. They kill healthy relationships and strangle our inner “blessedness”.


Heavenly Father, as I watch and listen, help me discern what the bad ‘counsel’ is that my actions should not follow. Fill my mind with Your bible, quiet prayers and Your forgiveness. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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