MID AFTERNOON MEDITATION 9-12-20

More than four years ago I embarked on a meditational journey through the Psalms. My practice has been to move verse by verse through the book asking meditational questions of my readers. You have come up with some great answers over the years, but I have provided few.

I have now finished the journey of asking and I am now beginning the journey of thinking on and answering my own questions through the Psalms. Let’s begin:

On May 20th 2016 I asked…

Blessed is the one

who does not walk in step with the wicked

or stand in the way that sinners take

or sit in the company of mockers, Psalm 1:1

ARE YOU EVER TEMPTED TO JOIN THE COMPANY OF MOCKERS? WHAT SITUATIONS CAUSE YOU TO LEAN THAT WAY? WHAT WILL IT TAKE FOR YOU TO STAY AWAY FROM THEM?

I am constantly tempted to join the company of mockers. I don’t know as it is certain situations which cause me to lean into mocking as much as it is that I am hardwired with an extremely sarcastic nature. My sin nature has strong ties to the haughty eye (or the rolling eye as the actual translation from Proverbs seven deadly sins declares) and my go to response to most situations in the world is…”Why does everyone have to be so stupid?”

Now with that confession I have unmasked what I consider one of the great flaws in my character. James teaches, that confession is good for the soul and that in confessing sin a person can be healed by the prayers of others. You must know that this is something I battle continually and fail at frequently so, please pray with me in this regard.

DO YOU STRUGGLE WITH AN EYE ROLLING NATURE? IF SO I WILL LIKEWISE PRAY FOR YOU.

2 thoughts on “MID AFTERNOON MEDITATION 9-12-20

  1. Yes, please add me to the eye-rolling/mocker prayer list. I grew up in a household that mocked (among other negative defaults), so it’s way too easy for me to get sucked in when someone engages me to mock whatever they’re going on about. And I can’t just blame it on those “others”–I can be sitting alone in my bijou home and hear something “too idealistically positive” on TV…and feel the smirk jerk my face (without eye-rolling).

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