After watching the film Young Frankenstein, Steven Tyler was impressed by the part played by Mel Brooks. This character inspired the lyrics to Aerosmith’s hit song Walk This Way. Steven Tyler wrote the first draft of this song later than night in a hotel room. Walk This Way was originally the second single on the 1974 album Toys in the Attic. Twelve years later this song was revitalized by Run DMC on their album Raising Hell.
Blessed [fortunate, prosperous, and favored by God] is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked [following their advice and example], Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit [down to rest] in the seat of scoffers (ridiculers). But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And on His law [His precepts and teachings] he [habitually] meditates day and night, Psalm 1:1-2.
The Bible refers to a similar mantra. The Psalmist uses the analogy of walking, making choices along the way. The passage above details two different paths, like a to do and not to list. Anyone who does not walk with wicked counsel, stand with questionable individuals and avoids joining those who ridicule others will be rewarded. According to this author, the key to staying on the right path is meditating on God’s Word day and night.
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path, Psalm 119:105.
Later on in this book, this concept is brought up again, using the illustration of a light. The Bible serves as a spiritual lamp, to illuminate right from wrong. Unfortunately there aren’t many believers left in college and public education to reinforce Judeo Christian values. Instead, liberal leaning voices are expanding gray areas between right and wrong. Thus, when leaders proclaim walk this way, some might quietly think, “are you sure about that?” If you want to find the treasure of gold at the end of the rainbow, walk toward the Bible to see what’s right.
by Jay Mankus