Friday, November 13, 2009

The Man Who is Blessed

Psalm 1

I know a man who is really blessed. His life is free of turmoil and stress.
He doesn’t hang with the wrong kind of friends; his sinful ways have come to an end.
His life is guided by God’s pure Word. He’s soaking in scripture, his heart is stirred.
He’s like a tree with a strong tap root—well-watered, not withered, producing good fruit.

But there are many in the same town, whose life is sliding, whose spirit is down.
They’re like the chaff, the empty husk, blown far from the stream, useless dust.
They have no fruit to present to the Master; they’re marching toward eternal disaster.
They wasted the years of old age and youth by choosing to follow the devil’s truth.

God cares for those whose ways are right, who live for Him by day and night.
They seek His face, His precepts they cherish. Not so for those who are destined to perish.
This is why God sent His only Son. He paid sin’s price; the work is done.
So, dear friend, this I suggest: Surrender to Jesus. Come join the blessed.

Psalm 1:1-6
1Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. 3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.

4Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away. 5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. 6 For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish. (NIV)

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