A Wisdom Wednesday Post!
I’ve not been reading through the chronological reading guide, and I’ve not been doing very well at memorizing Philippians (remember, our church is doing this: two verses each week for the whole year). It’s hard, but that’s not a good excuse. Yesterday, I decided to get back on track. I’m going to reprint out my verse cards, add the new verses that I haven’t worked on. At the least I can read the book through each day, right?
Here is part of the chronological reading for today:
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.
I’ve not been delighting in Scripture or thinking about it beyond a few minutes each day. Part of the problem is that I’m spending more time with my parents. That’s a good and precious thing, but sometimes I need to choose the more needful thing. I’ve not been doing that. Truth be told, I may not have to choose between spending time with my parents and reading my Bible, if I’m diligent.
Yesterday I had the opportunity to spend some time driving while my children slept in the car. I was happy that I had time to meditate on what I had been reading. Today won’t be so easy. I’ll need to be deliberate in how I spend my time.