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Summary: The first Psalm is the doorway into the worderful book of Psalms. It is the first beatitude of the Bible.

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THE BLESSED MAN

PSALM 1

Psa 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.

Psa 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

Psa 1:3 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.

Psa 1:4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

Psa 1:5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

Psa 1:6 For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

A. In looked on my computer files and found that I have preached more messages from the Psalms than any other section of the Bible. I guess it is because there is joy, comfort, instruction in living, and harmony of worship in its collection of divine songs and poems.

B. The first Psalm is the doorway into this wonderful, inspirational and informative book.

It is the first beatitude of the Bible. Would you like to know what the last Beatitude is?

REV. 22:7, Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.

C. I have heard for years that the word {BLESSED} means {HAPPY}. However, if you study this word it does mean {Happy} but it has a far deeper meaning than just a surface happiness. It is speaking of a deep seated comfort, satisfaction, and happiness that this world know nothing of and that this world does not offer by any of it advantages.

T/S THE FIRST PSALM GIVES SEVEN CHARACTER TRAITS THAT A BLESSED PERSON POSSESSES.

I. THE BLESSED PERSON DOES NOT KEEP COMPANY WITH THE WRONG KIND OF PEOPLE.

(He walketh not in the counsel of ungodly) Verse 1

The amplified NT has it this way: BLESSED (HAPPY, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans and purposes],

A. My Grandmother use to say, "Birds of a Feather Flock Together." You will always be known by the company you keep. Evil influence will always win out over good influence.

I have heard Christians (especially young Christians) say, "I can keep my same friend and I will win them over and almost always the opposite happens.

B. II Cor. 6:14 means a great deal more than for a Believer not to marry an unbeliever (and it does mean that).

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

(God’s Word Trans) 2Co 6:14 Stop forming inappropriate relationships with unbelievers. Can right and wrong be partners? Can light have anything in common with darkness?

D. This doesn’t mean you have to be a spiritual prude, or go around looking down you nose as sinners. We are all just saved by grace. It just mean that you won’t take part of the wrong.

II. THE BLESSED PERSON DOES NOT BECOME A STUMBLING BLOCK TO OTHERS.

. . . .nor standeth in the way of sinners . . . . Verse 1

A. We must remember that every time we make a choice to sin it has a three-fold effect. It will effect YOU. But it also effects OTHERS but most of all it effects GOD; You, God, Others.

Paul gave the standard for right and wrong:

{GWT} Rom 14:12 All of us will have to give an account of ourselves to God.

Rom 14:13 So let’s stop criticizing each other. Instead, you should decide never to do anything that would make other Christians have doubts or lose their faith.

Rom 14:14 The Lord Jesus has given me the knowledge and conviction that no food is unacceptable in and of itself. But it is unacceptable to a person who thinks it is.

Rom 14:15 So if what you eat hurts another Christian, you are no longer living by love. Don’t destroy anyone by what you eat. Christ died for that person.

Rom 14:16 Don’t allow anyone to say that what you consider good is evil.

Rom 14:17 God’s kingdom does not consist of what a person eats or drinks. Rather, God’s kingdom consists of God’s approval and peace, as well as the joy that the Holy Spirit gives.

Rom 14:18 The person who serves Christ with this in mind is pleasing to God and respected by people.

Rom 14:19 So let’s pursue those things which bring peace and which are good for each other.

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