Monday, January 21, 2008

Psalm 1

Okay, I'm just going to do Psalm 1 today. Because I heard a message on it a while ago. I actually think I posted about it...But I'm not sure. Anyway...

Psalm 1-
1-Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
2-But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
3-And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
4-The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which in the wind driveth away.
5-Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
6-For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

In verse 1 it talks about the blessed man or Christian not walking in the counsel of the ungodly, standing in the way of sinners, or sitting with the scornful. [What a Christian should NOT do.] If you look at it, it is a downward progression. First you are walking, then standing still, then sitting with sinners. And each step leads farther another way to.
The first with walking. You should not seek counsel from the ungodly. You should seek counsel from others that are Christians and that will search the Scriptures with you to find an answer. The second with standing. Standing in the way of sinners. Really, associating ourselves with sinners. We should not always be hanging out with ungodly people. Of course we can be friends with them, but don't spend all your time with them, because they will pull you down spiritually.
The third with sitting. Sitting with the scornful. Scorning someone is making fun of or mocking someone. So if you get to the sitting stage, you are making fun/mocking Christians and/or Christ.

But in verse 2 is what the Christian is SUPPOSED to be doing. He should be delighting in the Word of God. And meditating on it day and night. Otherwise, it should always be at the forefront of our thoughts.

The reward is found in verse 3. If you delight and meditate on the Word of God the reward is being like a tree that brings fruit and never withers, always prospering.

Verse 4 it explains the penalty of the sinner is that he is like chaff and fades away. And that we should not associate with each other in verse 5.

Verse 6 is a reminder that God knows the way of everyone and that the ungodly will perish.

Please post comments and questions...

1 comment:

Molly said...

I memorized Psalm 1 when I was in second grade... it's a good chapter. And good job analyzing it, Emily!