Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers.But they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night. They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season.Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do. But not the wicked! They are like worthless chaff, scattered by the wind. They will be condemned at the time of judgment. Sinners will have no place among the godly. For the Lord watches over the path of the godly, but the path of the wicked leads to destruction. Psalm 1 (NLT)
Psalm 1 tells a story of two different people. Who are these people? They are the righteous and the wicked. This passage gives word pictures to show the differences of the righteous and wicked. Psalm 1 helps you understand the depravity of man and the need for salvation. The blessed man is one who follows after God, the ungodly one is one who follows after the world. This passage clearly defines the one walking with God and the one going to destruction.
Let us look at the ways to have God’s blessing:
- Walk with wise men. The walk describes how a person carries out their entire life, what they do, and where they go. As followers of Christ, we need to surround ourselves with wise friends in order to make an impact on the lost.
The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds; There is no one who does good. Psalm 14:1
- Saturate your mind with God's Word. The Word of God must encompass your goals. Ask these questions to discover if you are making decisions through the lens of scripture:
Who do I aspire to be in my life? Are my thoughts filled with God's Word? Does my attitude reflect the joy of God?