Sunday, January 18, 2015

Psalm 1

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 both day and night.

He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields it's fruit in it's season and it's leaf does not wither, all that he does shall prosper.

Not so the wicked, they are like chaff which the wind drives away.

Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgement nor the sinner in the congregation of the righteous.

For the Lord knows the way of the righteous but the way of the wicked shall perish.

Though I might like to think that this psalm can be talking of me and how I might be the blessed one mentioned in verse one it cannot be so. For have I avoided the ways of the wicked or the stance of the sinner or the seat of the scoffer? No!! I have taken all these roads and been fully wicked and sinful and scoffing from my very conception. "Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me." Psalm 51:5
 Psalm 1 can be talking only of the Lord, Jesus, for he did not sin. He is like the tree planted. All that he does has prospered. It is His work alone that yields fruit, true fruit.
No indeed, I am the wicked. I am like the chaff that the wind should drive away. We are the chaff. We cannot stand in the judgment before a Holy God. A righteous God. We cannot stand in the congregation of this God. Christ alone can and does stand at the right Hand of the most Holy God. It is Christ alone who is the Holy God. Who made himself low that He might take on flesh and die the death that was and is meant for the wicked. It is by calling on His name alone that WE might be saved.

"All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God Romans" 3:23, "For the wadges of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 6:23, "For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." Romans 10:13


  1. You're back! Enjoying all the new posts.

    1. Thanks Mary. Hoping to be back a bit more than once a week but figured I would start here.


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