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Let the Word Be Your Standard
By Victoria Osteen - Apr 08, 2010
The scripture says in Psalm chapter one, "Blessed is the man, or woman, who does not walk in the counsel of the ungodly or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers, but his delight is in the law of the Lord."

God wants you and me to live blessed lives, and in this verse, He is saying that it's important who we hang around. It's important who we allow to speak into our lives. It's important who influences the decisions we make. God is saying, "Make My Word the standard in your life for everything because you are blessed if you don't take the counsel of the ungodly."

Now, you might be thinking, "I have decent friends. I don't take ungodly counsel." But let me ask you this, what are you watching on TV and listening to on the radio? What are you reading in the tabloids? You may not think you'll ever act like those people, but what you take into your heart through your eyes and ears affects you. It desensitizes you. It can water down what you believe. That's why the scripture says to guard your heart because your heart and mind are easily influenced. Your eyes and ears are the gates to both.

Today, take inventory of whom or what influences you. Just because everyone else is doing something or acting a certain way doesn't make it right. Be determined to let the Word of God be your standard so you can honor Him and live the blessed life He has prepared for you!
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