How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither; and in whatever he does, he prospers.
Because of my training in chemical engineering, I understand very well Psalms 1:1-3 that following exactly a procedure is the difference between getting or not the expected result. The same principle applies to any other field of human knowledge, such as the kitchen. The dish you prepare will not be the same if you do not execute the steps of the recipe in the right order and if you alter the amounts of the ingredients.
The key to success in everything in our lives is full and completely adhering to the Word and Will of God. The origin of the failure comes from our stubborn desire to exercise our own will regardless the wise counsel and guidance of our Creator.
When we buy an appliance or furniture to be assembled, the most efficient way to do this is by following the instructions that the manufacturer has included in the package. Likewise, the most efficient way to live in this life is to follow the instructions of our “manufacturer”, that means God, our creator. And, for our benefit, instructions have been written and are available to be consulted at any time.
Whether we need to know the way God designed to raise our children, take our marriage or manage our finances, all the instructions are contained in the Bible. And as an industrial process is successful when both the ingredients or materials and the parameters of pressure, temperature, humidity and time are used as they were designed; Life on earth is completely successful when we follow the instructions of our divine designer.
Similarly, a deviation following a procedure may cause many problems, from an accident to damage in the final product. In our life, a deviation from God’s instructions brings very harmful consequences for us, so that, if not corrected, can bring results in our final destination will not be the best.
Let us follow God’s instructions for living the short time we have on earth and to achieve eternal life when we leave this world. Do not follow our own opinion or what someone else tells us. Let us consult our manual, the Bible, and follow exactly what it says, especially regarding what we must do to be saved. God bless you.