Monday, September 26, 2016

Psalms

Psalm 1  Blessed Life is...

Blessed Life is...

Psalm 1

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;

2 but his desire is in the instruction of the Lord,
    and on his instruction he meditates day and night.
  • This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. (Joshua 1:8)

3 He is like a tree
    planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
  • So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will recognize them by their fruits. (Matthew 7:17-20)
  • But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22, 23)

    and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.

4 The wicked are not so,
    but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
  • His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor and gather his wheat into the barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire. (Matthew 3:12)

5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
    nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
  • But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death. (Revelation 21:8)

6 for the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
  • My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. (John 10:27)
  • They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. (Revelation 22:4)
    but the way of the wicked will perish.