To Be Blessed
“First in a series of studies in Psalm 1
Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners Nor sits in the seat of the scornful”
Couched in negative language, the psalmist here describes the behavior of a person who desires to receive spiritual blessings. Such a person will not behave in the ways described under these three headings.
“Walking” has to do with approaching. The person wanting a blessing will never seek the advice of one who lives an ungodly life. “Standing” has to do with stopping or at least pausing. One who wants to be blessed will not even pause to consider taking the same pathway in life as the sinner.
“Sitting” has to do with participating. The one wanting to be blessed will not jump in and “give a try” to the same lifestyle as the unrighteous and certainly not with one who defies God’s ways and even sometimes scoffs at them.
This psalm has to do with life and choices one makes if he truly wants a meaningful relationship with God.
"Thought for the Week - 12/10/2017" Joe Norton of Arlington, Texas.