Thursday, April 16, 2009
Psalm 1 Do you Want to be blessed?
Psalm 1 Do you Want to be blessed?
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.
What would you like your life to be like? You are starting out on life.. how do you want to wind up?
Much of your personality will be set on stone before you turn 25.. what do you want it to look like?
Your personality will set the agenda for your life.. will it be blessing or cursing?
Some time ago I met a deacon in a church who had caught AIDS through secret homosexual liaisons and passed it on to his wife!
This was a life that had been blessed that became cursed!
Could your life become cursed?
Erwin Lutzer, Pastor to Pastor, reminds seminary graduates that they should have another trade because a percentage of them would fall into immorality and bring discredit on the ministry. Some go to selling grave plots! Perhaps this is the Lord's sense of humour for a ministry made dead through moral failure!
Could your life go from blessing to cursing?
Backing into the passage.. Cursing.. Psalm 1:4 The wicked are not like this; instead, they are like chaff that the wind blows away. 5 Therefore the wicked will not survive the judgment, and sinners will not be in the community of the righteous. 6 For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to ruin.
Will you choose Ruin? Eternal Judgement. A waste life.. chaff that blows away!
Or will you choose fruitfulness? Psalm 1:3 He is like a tree planted beside streams of water that bears its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.
He is like a tree planted beside streams of water Comforted, pleasant and nourished by the Lord.
that bears its fruit in season Gal 5:22 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law.
John 15 8 My Father is glorified by this: that you produce much fruit and prove to be My disciples.
16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you. I appointed you that you should go out and produce fruit and that your fruit should remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give you. 17 This is what I command you: love one another.
How? get bye the river 4 Remain in Me, and I in you. Just as a branch is unable to produce fruit by itself unless it remains on the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in Me. 5 I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in Me and I in him produces much fruit, because you can do nothing without Me. 6 If anyone does not remain in Me, he is thrown aside like a branch and he withers. They gather them, throw them into the fire, and they are burned.
and whose leaf does not wither. Have you thought about children? And the heritage you will leave them? And grandchildren? So many children of believers not walking with the Lord. Grievous in many families.. why? Is it because their parents Christianity did not “catch”? Did something that happen that destroyed the witness of the life? Immorality, anger, violence? Did all these things destroy the testimony? Its not always the fault of the home, but lets be fair, often it is. Proverbs 22: 6 Teach a youth about the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. 6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Whatever he does prospers.
1. The Direction of your life is set by the devotion of your life
Psalm 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
2. The Destination of your life can be stopped by the demons of your life Psalm 1:1
Psalm 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. This is stuff you wont notice.
that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly,
You won’t notice that the time you spend with the ungodly is influencing your life and your destiny.
The influence of scientism on your epistemology is to make you relativistic.
nor standeth in the way of sinners,
The influence of relativism on your morality is to make you tolerant of sin.
nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
The influence of toleration of sin is to make you scornful of conservatives
Scornful of Theological conservatives.
Evolution vesus creation.
Complacent versus Expectant of second coming
Scornful of Political conservatives
Scornful of moral conservatives
Alcohol versus abstention issues. Abortion versus Life issues. Adultery versus
Do you want to be blessed?