Psalm 1

(Notes for Bible Discussion 9 Dec 2018, 9am, Gold Canyon Church of Christ)

“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers.

But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.

He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.

The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away.

Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;  for the LORD knows the way of the righteous.

But the way of the wicked will perish”.

If your happy and you know it, USE THE PSALMS! See James 5:13, Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. This is the height of being blessed!

Do we see the difference between the blessed person and ungodly people? See Matthew 5:6

The ungodly are not blessed by God; they do not have delight in God’s Word, and they will not bear fruit by the Holy Spirit. See 1st Corinthians 2:12-14

Note the way of the wicked is described as:

Note the way of the righteous is described as:

What does “walk” mean to you?

The chaff is with the grain until the wind blows, signifying the day of judgment, then comes the separation. See Luke 3:16-17

The ungodly can not stand in the judgment, we will stand in the day of judgment. What does “stand” mean to you?

What is the determining factor in whether a tree stands or falls?

John 3:16-17 is a good reminder of the what the word “Perish” means, to be destroyed, remember it is the way of the wicked, not the wicked themselves that are destroyed, they will live forever in eternal punishment, but their wicked way will be totally annihilated. The way of the righteous lives on! This is good news.

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