Righteous Delight {7}}

This entry is part 7 of 14 in the series Psalm one

In relation to Pslam one and what is to be in the future, Jesus spoke these words to his disciples; and not just the twelve that were closest to him, but to all who believed in him before the Romans came and destroyed Jerusalem and deported the Jewish nation from the region.

Luke 21:21-22, “Let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains, and let them which are in the midst of it depart out, and let not them that are in the countries enter there-into. For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.  A prophecy that was fulfilled in Ad 70 when Jerusalem was destroyed by the Roman army and those Christians who heeded the warning when the Roman army first surrounded the city in AD 66 took advantage of the revelation and escaped with their lives.

But also to help them prepare for the coming judgment, Jesus also provided details on how to prepare for the Roman invasion and wrath against a rebellious people. He said, “But woe unto them that are with child, and to them, that give suck in those days! For there shall be great distress in the land and wrath upon this people. And they shall fall by the edge of the sword and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. And providing this detail, it was for the nation to escape what was to come against the nation. Luke 21:21-28.

Nevertheless, knowing these things; is it not interesting that as we go through the bible no one took the time to ask the question “Why do we have what is called bible prophecy, God’s wonderful grace and foreknowledge of the future?” And within the Christian community we are thrilled to have learned the things we did in bible studies when it comes to bible prophecy, but how many of us have ever asked the question presented. And again, how many of us understand the reason we have bible prophecy is for us to prepare for the return of Jesus Christ?

On the part of the Christian, we are to ensure we are accomplishing the king’s will on the earth, and for the rebellious, it is an opportunity that he might repent and turn from his sins?” But as an example, let us consider the citizens of Ramah and how it relates to Psalm one and the blessed man, because for many years before the birth of Jesus Christ. Jeremiah prophesied that at the birth of Jesus Christ, and at a certain point after his birth, the mothers of Ramah would mourn for their children.

But having received that prophecy, how many of the citizens of Ramah understood they were receiving Jeremiah’s prophecy so that they might escape the onslaught that was coming to the city of Ramah? Only If the citizens of Ramah had truly understood the prophecy and that it was given so that they might escape the wrath of Herod the king, they would have packed their bags and moved to another city and avoided Ramah because of what they had beforehand discovered in the law.

But because they did not understand they were to prepare for the coming onslaught, the children of Ramah perished because they had failed to recognize the signs and the season that was upon them. “Thus, saith the LORD; A voice was heard in Ramah, weeping, and bitter weeping; Rachel weeping for her children refusing to be comforted for her children, because they were not.” Jeremiah 31:15.

The children of Ramah perished, it is recorded in history for us to confirm, and as an ensign to the people, the word of God was fulfilled, but only if the citizens of Ramah had understood the prophecy, they would have avoided the reality and death of their children.

Now in relation and as we continue to reading Psalm one, it should by now occurred to us that the righteous man took delight in the law of God because of the warning and prophecy revealed to him, and as we go through the Psalm, it should have also caused us to wonder why.

And so that we might bring it to light, let us ask the question, “Why did the blessed man take so much pleasure meditating on the law of God day and night?” And from what we have so far considered, there is no doubt, he rejected the counsel of the ungodly because of the wrath of God revealed, and because he did, it is said he is a blessed man.

With that in mind, reading the history of humanity, we know he is a blessed man, but not because he is righteous by nature, or on account of him obeying the moral law of God, but because he believed God’s word as a sinner. And because the law in his hand was not the moral law of God, but God’s instruction or blueprint for his life on how he as a sinner can escape the wrath of God.

It is then clear because of what he had come to discover within the law of God, the blessed man rejected the counsel of the ungodly because he had discovered within the law of God; he had all that was needed for him to survive the coming judgment, unlike the citizens of Ramah who had beforehand failed to recognize that the prophecy of Jeremiah was God’s graceful instruction for them to leave the city of Ramah. Therefore, the righteous man in Psalm one took delight in the law of God, we now know and are sure; are the instructions of God for his life.

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