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Psalm 1:1-3 The Path of Righteous

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Transcript of Psalm 1:1-3 The Path of Righteous

The Priority
The Promise
The Precautions
His Delight
The Path of the Righteous
"Blessed is the man..."
Psa. 1:1
Galatians 5:7
Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?
His Diet
The KEY that unlocks
the Treasure Chest
of Psalms
Ps. 2:12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry , and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little.
are all they that put their trust in him.
Ps. 32:2
is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.
Ps. 34:8 O taste and see that the LORD is good:
is the man that trusteth in him.
Ps. 84:12 O LORD of hosts,
is the man that trusteth in thee.
Ps. 106:3
are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times.
Ps. 112:1 Praise ye the LORD.
is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.
are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. 2
are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
Ps. 144:15
is that people, that is in such a case: yea,
is that people, whose God is the LORD.
Blessed is the man that
not in the
of the
, nor
in the
, nor
in the
of the
. Psa. 1:1
3 Vantage Points being looked at
1. Their Position
2. Their Practice
3. Their Person
Their Position:
1. "Walketh"
2. "standeth"
3. "sitteth"
Their Practice:
1. "counsel"
2. "way"
3. "seat"
Their Person
1. "ungodly"
2. "sinners"
3. "scornful"
Ps. 1:2 But his delight is in the
law of the LORD...
...and in his law doth he
meditate day and night.
The Prosperity
Ps. 1:3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water -
Ps. 1:3 that bringeth forth his fruit in
his season -
Ps 1:3 his leaf also shall not wither -
Ps. 1:3 and whatsoever he doeth
shall prosper -
The word happy is a good rendition of blessed ('esher), provided one keeps in mind that the condition of "bliss" is not merely a feeling. Even when the righteous do not feel happy, they are still considered "blessed" from God's perspective. He bestows this gift on them. Neither negative feelings nor adverse conditions can take his blessing away
Circumstances = dictates our happiness (feelings)

Christ = dictates our blessednesses (fixed)
Psalm 1
"Blessed" - the word used here is...blessing from the Most High God to mankind.
A wise man said that happiness is like a cat. Seek it and it will run from you. But go about your business steadily day by day and soon it comes and curls up at your feet.
Decisions we make based on
the advise we receive
Direction one is headed
Dwelling Place
Believing like the wicked
Behaving like the wicked
Belonging with the wicked
“Be out-and-out for Him; unfurl your colours, never hide them, but nail them to the mast, and say to all who ridicule the saints, ‘If you have any ill words for the followers of Christ, pour them out upon me... but know this – ye shall hear it whether you like it or not, - “I love Christ.”’” (Spurgeon)
Where do you find your
The word “delight” means to take great pleasure in...
...It has the idea of a consuming
passion that controls your life.
Everyone “delights” in something.
Mark this well. Your “delight” determines
your direction.
The Bible is bread for daily use,
not cake for special occasions.
Someone has
Meditation has the idea of digesting something thoroughly, of ruminating (going over in the mind repeatedly, slowly) on it, of chewing the cud (of God's Word of Truth), of considering a verse by pondering it from various angles.
Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
--Author Unknown
When you truly delight in the Word, you will have a desire to spend time in it and to meditate on it.

In the following verses from Psalm 119, observe the association between
delight and meditation.
15 I will
in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.

16 I will
myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.
23 Princes also did sit and speak against me: but thy servant did
in thy statutes.

24 Thy testimonies also are my
and my counsellors.
47 And I will
myself in thy commandments, which I have loved.

48 My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will
in thy statutes.
77 Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my

78 Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I will
in thy precepts.
Are you wanting God's
Blessings on your life?
Joni Eareckson Tada wrote

The branches of growing trees not only reach higher, but their roots grow deeper. It’s impossible for a strong tree to have high branches without having deep roots. It would become top-heavy and topple over in the wind....The same is true with Christians. It’s impossible for us to grow in the Lord without entwining our roots around His Word and deepening our life in His commands.” (Diamonds in the Dust)
This Psalm may be regarded as THE PREFACE PSALM, having in it a notification of the contents of the entire Book. It is the psalmists's desire to teach us the way to blessedness, and to warn us of the sure destruction of sinners. This, then, is the matter of the first Psalm, which may be looked upon, in some respects, as the text upon which the whole of the Psalms make up a divine sermon. - C. H. Spurgeon
decisions of
in other words
you could say
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