Summary: To be planted like a tree, you must be a believer and a doer of God’s word.
Topic-To be planted like a tree in Jesus Christ
The book of Psalms is known as the song book of the bible. In the book of Psalms, there are over 150 worship and praise songs that has been used in many various worship and devotional services throughout the world and generations. In the first number of Psalms verses one through three(1-3), we read and learn about some of the things that a blessed man of God does in his life. Now the word blessed in these passage of scripture means happy. That is the blessed man in Psalms 1:1-3 is a happy man. He is a contented man. He is a satisfied man. Now it must be noted that the blessed man is not a happy man, a contented man, or a satisfied man because he has a nice bank account, or because he drives fancy cars, or because he wears fancy clothes, or because he lives in a big fancy house. But rather the blessed man in Psalm 1:1-3 is a happy, contented and a satisfied man because of his relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
In Psalms 1:1-3 says, “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly……
That is, “Blessed is the man that does not follow or take heed to bad advice; Blessed is the man that does not follow or take heed to any doctrine that does glorify Jesus Christ as Lord because the bible does say in I John 4:1-3 where it says, “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirit whether they are of God because many false prophets are gone out into the world; Hereby know ye the Spirit of God; Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God, And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God and this is that spirit of anti-Christ, where of ye have heard that it should come; and even now already it is in the world.”
---“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners……
That is, Blessed is the man that does not get caught up in bad relationships; or Blessed is the man that does not follow or hang out with the wrong crowd because the scriptures does say in Exodus 23:2- “ Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil” and in I Corinthians 15:33 says, “Be not deceived; evil communication corrupt good manners.”
-----“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful…….
That is, Blessed is the man that does not mock, tear down, or poke fun of the church, the things of God, the Word of God, or the pastor because Romans 16:17-18 says, “Now I beseech you brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.”
You see, the blessed man is not going to tear down the church or the pastor, but a blessed man is going to pray and support the church and the pastor.
Yes, the scripture says in Psalm 1:1-3- “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful. But his delight ( that is, his happiness, his excitement, his contentment, his satisfaction) is in the law of the Lord…..which is the Word of God.
Now to find delight in the law of the Lord, you first of all, must trust and delight yourself in the Lord himself. Psalm 37:3-4 says, “Trust in the Lord and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give you the desires of your heart.” And when you delight yourself in the Lord, you can’t help but find delight in his Word, because in the law of the Lord, you will learn how you can find joy, how you can find peace, how you can find love, how you can find grace, and how you can find mercy.
In the law of the Lord, you can learn how you can find guidance, how you can find directions, and how you can find instruction for righteousness.
In the law of the Lord, you will learn how you can find healing, how you can find strength, how you can find deliverance, how you can find hope, how you can find eternal life, how you can find abundant life, how you can find power, and how you can find salvation in Jesus Christ. One must understand that the law of the Lord according to Galatians 3:24 is our school master that brings us to Christ that we might be justified by faith. Yes, the law of the Lord teaches that we are not saved by our good works, but by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, we are saved and have eternal life.