Psalm One Revealed {14}

This entry is part 15 of 14 in the series Psalm one

Let us now explain the main points of Psalm one and what they mean so we can understand with certainty the message of the Psalmist that we might do what is necessary to save ourselves, and if not us, in the days ahead, the generation after us.

The main points of Psalm one we are to keep in mind are theses: The word (blessed) and what we need to know concerning this word and why the man was said to be blessed.

“Blessed is the man that walked not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful.” Psalm 1:1.

He is blessed because upon realizing he was in danger, the blessed man ignored the counsel of the ungodly, which was to ignore the counsel of God. And because he believed the word of God. Acted upon the law to save his life. Therefore, he was and is a blessed man.

However, it was not because he was a good man, or because he was beforehand a righteous man. For, by nature, he is under the curse of the first Adam. But because he believed God and acted on the warning and instruction of God. He is a blessed man. The result of his actions led to his blessing because, in the end, he survived the wrath of God.

The second point we need to look at in Psalm one is the word (delight) and the question we should ask ourselves, why did he take delight in the law of God?

“But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in his law does he meditates day and night.” Psalm 1:2.

And what we will discover is that the blessed man took delight in the law of God because of what it contained. It contained the instruction on how to escape God’s revealed judgment. And because he took delight in the law of God, he was able to prepare in time for the season he knew was to come.

Preparing in advance provided him the time needed to gather what was necessary and for his survival based on his discovery. Therefore, when the time came for judgment, he was fully prepared.

The third point we need to look at in Psalm one is the word (meditate,) and the phrase (meditate day and night) Because it is pointing us toward the attitude of the blessed man in comparison to that of the ungodly man.

“And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither, and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.” Psalm 1:3. And what we are to draw from this word and phrase is the reality of planning.

The blessed man upon hearing the warning and message of a coming judgment began to make arrangements in preparation for the coming season. His meditation day and night show his diligence in preparing according to the instruction found in the law of God. And because he did, he survived having all he needed during the times of trouble.

And as we look at the rest of the verses of Psalm one, a key point we are to pay close attention to is the Phrase, (the ungodly are not so) and using the examples and points laid out in this message we are to understand the ungodly although he received the warning took an opposite approach to that of the blessed man which is why he is said to be like chaff in the wind.

“The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind drives away. Therefore, the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.” Psalm 1:4-5.

And he is said to be like (chaff) the fifth point because he failed to believe God and didn’t take the time or the opportunity provided for him to prepare for the coming season, the day of judgment revealed. The ungodly was not able to endure the judgment and prosper because he was unprepared.

Therefore, when the wind blew and beat upon his house, and because he did not read the blueprint on how to build his house in preparation for the judgment. His house fell upon him and he perished because of the greatness of the fall.

But as we come to our final point of understanding Psalm one, we are to keep in mind that the Lord knows the way of the righteous, and here is why and what we need to understand about this point and phrase. “For the LORD knows the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.” Psalm 1:6.

Is it because unlike the ungodly, the righteous man had read the blueprint describing the type of judgment God was preparing to send against the world, and because he read the blueprint and made his preparation accordingly? The Lord knew sending the judgment according to what he had laid out in the blueprint of judgments the righteous would have survived.

Therefore, the Lord hesitated not, but sent the judgment according to the blueprint and his plan; and so, watches over the way of the righteous. In this way, the righteous were able to endure the season of wrath sent against the world.

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