The Blessed Man

“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; But his delight is in the law of the Lord , And in His law he meditates day and night.” (Psalms 1:1‭-‬2 NKJ)

The blessed man is the person who is happy, according to this Psalm. Yet, the happy man is, first of all, blessed in a different way that is entirely a work of God. He or she is a person who has been lifted up by the Father according to Ephesians 1:3. He has been blessed (lifted up) with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. That is, he is lifted up from the miry miserable pit of sin, cleaned up by the blood of Christ, so that He might stand above the troubled waters, firmly planted with a submissive heart to the word of God. The person who has been blessed in this way will be a happy person, because he walks in the godly and wise counsel of God’s word, directing his life in humble submission to it. The ungodly are not happy. How can a heart that is filled with scorn and rebellion be happy? Can the ungodly be happy being tossed about by human wisdom, not knowing whether what he or she held to be truth today will be truth tomorrow? Not possible. So it is that the ungodly is like chaff with not roots suited only for destruction. Are you happy because you are a blessed person firmly planted in the truth from God’s word, delighting in it and meditating on it day and night? Or are you an unhappy discontented person, always looking for the truth but never finding it? If the latter, I pray that the Lord will open your eyes to consider the word of God, the source of true truth because it is from Him who is the Truth, Jesus Christ. Look to His word for truth and come to Christ in true repentance and faith in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins, righteousness, salvation and everlasting life and you will be a happy person, filled with the joy of knowing you belong to Christ, who will also by grace plant you like tree in the strength of the Holy Spirit as you delight in His word.

Soli Deo Gloria!

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