The Promises of God:
Psalm 1:1-3 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.
But his delight [is] in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 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. (KJV)
THE MESSAGE BIBLE reads:
Psalm 1:1How well God must like you-- you don't hang out at Sin Saloon, you don't slink along Dead-End Road, you don't go to Smart-Mouth College. Instead you thrill to GOD's Word, you chew on Scripture day and night. You're a tree replanted in Eden, bearing fresh fruit every month, Never dropping a leaf, always in blossom.
We love the "whatsoever you do will prosper" part - but notice there is also OUR part! Daily we are choosing whether we realize it or not - Let's choose to "hang out" with those who build us up and lift us heaven-ward! Let's choose to change the "old tapes" of discouragement and self deprecation to feasting on the truth of GOD's WORD! Let's choose to STAY in fellowship with God's people - the benefits are out of this world! :-)