“How happy is the one who does not walk in the advice of the wicked or stand in the pathway with sinners or sit in the company of mockers! Instead, his delight is in the Lord’s instruction, and he meditates on it day and night. He is like a tree planted besides flowing streams that bears its fruit in season and whose leaf does not whither. Whatever he does prospers.” Psalm 1:1-3
Dearest Lord, one thing is needful; Lord, this treasure, teach me highly to regard. All else, though it first gives pleasure, is a yoke that presses hard. Beneath it my heart is still fretting and striving, no true, lasting happiness ever deriving. This one thing is needful; all others are vain-I count all but loss that I Christ may obtain. Amen.