Psalm 1:1-3 Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners,
or join in with mockers. But they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night. They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.
The people of the world are crying out for true wisdom (that can only come from the Lord). Just look at the constant demand for self-help books. But what we need is not more “self-help.” What we need is the Lord’s help! So we should instead read books that are written by Spirit-filled believers and Christian leaders who encourage you to look to Jesus for wisdom and not to man or self.
Psalm 1:1 tells us this from the start: “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly.” This means that there is counsel in human wisdom. But the man who does not walk according to the wisdom of the world is the man who is blessed! At the same time, if his delight is in Jesus, and he meditates on Jesus day and night, Psalm 1:3 says, “He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.”
Make a decision to walk in the counsel of the godly and not in the counsel of the world, and you will see whatever you do prosper. In Him you will find all the wisdom that pertains to life. The Bible tells us that in Him “are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Colossians 2:2–3), for your success. So keep looking to Jesus. Draw on His divine wisdom and see the difference it will make to your life!