The Blessed Man

THE BLESSED MAN

Ps 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 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.

  1. HE WALKS NOT IN THE ASSOCIATION WITH SINNERS; v. 1 .
    1. He refuses to be unequally yoked with unbelievers;    II Cor. 6 :14 .
    2. He refuses to have fellowship with the unclean;          II Cor. 6 :17 .
    3. He refuses to welcome the ungodly into his home;     II John 10.

 

  1. HE IS NOT A STUMBLING BLOCK TO SINNERS; v. 1 .
    1. He is commanded not to be a stumbling block;                        Lev. 19 :14 .
    2. He should not set up idols that would be stumbling blocks ; Ezek. 14 :3-5 .
    3. He should not do anything that would hinder others;            Rom. 14 :13 .

 
III . HE SITS NOT IN THE SEAT OF THE SCOFFER; v . 1 .
1. The scoffer doubts the wisdom of the Lord;              Psa. 73 :11 .
2. The scoffer doubts the Second Coming of Christ;   II Peter 3:3,4 .
3. The scoffer mocks the messengers of the Lord;      II Chron . 36 :16 .

 

  1. HE DELIGHTS IN THE WORD OF GOD ; v . 2 .
    1. He delights that the Scriptures have proceeded from the Lord; Matt. 4 :4 .
    2. He delights that the Scriptures testify concerning Christ;          John 5:39 .
    3. He delights in searching the Scriptures;                                       Acts 17 :11 .

 

  1. HE IS LIKE A TREE PLANTED BY THE RIVER ; v . 3 .
    1. Like the roots of a tree, he has a firm foundation;          I Cor. 3 :11 .
    2. Like the body of a tree, he grows straight;                      Eph. 4 :15 .
    3. Like the branches of a tree, his hands reach upward;   Psa . 134 :2 .

 

  1. HE HAS A LIFE OF FRUIT BEARING; v. 3 .
    1. He bears fruit by abiding in Christ;                     John 15 :5 .
    2. He bears fruit that glorifies God the Father;      Matt. 5 :16 .
    3. He bears fruit that abounds to his account ;       Phil. 4 :17 .

 
VII. HE HAS ‘ A LIFE THAT IS KNOWN BY THE LORD; v . 6.
1. The Lord knows the ones who are righteous;            II Tim. 2 :19.
2. The Lord knows the need of the righteous;              Matt. 6 :8 .
3. The Lord knows the way the righteous shall take;   Job 23 :10.

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