Sunday Word Ministration
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1. Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
6 For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish. KJV
What does It mean to be blessed?
It means the person is not cursed.
Consecrated, Holy person
Lucky person – Health, love, fame, fortune, talent, etc.
God made the person happy.
Who can be blessed?
• Man can be Blessed.
a. Blessed are you among women – Lk. 1:42.
b. Blessed as used by Christ in his Beatitudes sermon – Matt. 5: 1-12
c. You will be blessed when you go out and be blessed when you come in – Deut. 28:6
• God can be Blessed.
a. The word “blessed” can be used to describe God but God cannot be blessed in human terms. “Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits, the God of our salvation!” – Ps. 68:19.
b. Bless the Lord by praising him as found in several scriptures since God cannot praise himself – Ps. 103:1
How can one be Blessed?
God says anyone who follows His instruction will be blessed – Deut. 28:1-14
1 And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:
2 And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God. Deut.28:1-2 KJV
Blessed One Part 2.
Who is the Psalmist in his own case describing as blessed:
• One who does not walk in the counsel of the ungodly – Judges 19:22.
a. Somebody who denies or disobeys God.
b. Someone who operates contrary to moral law.
c. A wicked person – one who has no regard for justice, righteousness, truth honour and virtue.
• Stand in the way of sinners – Prov. 14:34.
What does it mean to stand in the way of sinners?
a. Wilful transgressor of the laws of God.
b. Ignorance is not an excuse in determining who the sinner is.
• Sit in the midst of mockers – Prov. 15:12
Who is a mocker?
a. Someone who treats serious issues with levity.
b. One who jeers and laughs at serious issues or derided fellow human beings.
• Rejoices in the commandments of the Lord – Ps. 19:7.
What does it mean to rejoice in the Lord’s commandments.
a. He is happy with God’s commandments.
b. May not be able to walk perfectly in them.
c. Sees them as perfect standard for life.
d. Does not consider them faulty in any way.
• Meditates in the laws of the Lord day and night – Josh. 1:8.
What does it mean to meditate
a. Concentrating and thinking on the word.
b. Placing the word in the context of one’s life.
c. Thinking on how the words can be applied to one’s life.
Why does the Psalmist believe he is blessed?
Because he will be like a tree planted by the river that:
So what is the benefit of the water for the tree?
Brings forth his fruits in due season
The leaves will not wither.
Every thing he does will prosper.
He will be conferred the status of a righteous man – Is. 54:17.
And God will be involved in all his ways.