Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Psalm 1

We are NOT to love this world. Just what that means to me is that we are to love God more and His word above the thoughts and ways of the world. The world is disobedient, seeking it's own way. The child of God seeks to obey the voice of the Father and Jesus our savior from our sins. We do not go the way of the worldly.
1Jn 2:15  Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
1Jn 2:16  For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
1Jn 2:17  And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

Psa 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.
Psa 1:2  But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
Psa 1:3  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.
Psa 1:4  The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
Psa 1:5  Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
Psa 1:6  For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

Verses one through three speak of the way of the righteous, the godly man. He doesn't hang out with the world's ungodly people. The ungodly people change the truth of God to what they think is right in their own eyes. This brings separation from God. They are as the chaff of wheat, blown about by every strange wind. Contrast this to the one seeking the way of God. He meditates on the word of God day and night. Everything he does prospers. He is like a tree planted by rivers of water. Out of his innermost being flows the Living water of God's Holy Spirit. He is on a journey to God's kingdom, a journey by faith in the promises of God. I know my redeemer lives and that I will go to him. Can we depend on fantasies and delusions? No, of course not. I want truth and the way of God. Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life.

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