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[1:1] 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. (Psalm 1:1-3 ESV)

These verses lay out a simple contrast, yet in my mind you probably couldn’t find a better New Year’s Resolution. Plant yourself by the stream this year…come daily to the living water…the Word of God. Drink it in. Savor it. Swish it around. Swallow it. Let it become part of you. Fruit is sure to follow- and not only the kind of fruit that is delicious on great days and sustains you on normal days…but fruit that will help you to survive the worst days. The drought may come, but your “leaf [will] not wither.”

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