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. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper. Psalm 1:1-3 NKJV
Men who do not take the advice of ungodly people will be blessed. Women who do not imitate sinners will receive the grace of God. People who do not join in with those who scoff and scorn at the things of God will experience the abundant life.
Sin is progressive. When we imitate sinful people we become sinners. A person who has experienced the grace of God should never fall under the influence of ungodly people. When we give ourselves over to sin it influences every area of our lives. Sinful living will eventually result in loss and heartache. The first and most devastating consequence of sin is the damage and separation it brings to our relationships. Sin separates us from God and the people we love!
All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. We should not look down on people who are in bondage to sin. We should come along side to love and pray for everyone! God never gives up on us. Jesus can breathe healing and restoration into our lives when we incline our hearts to Him. Jesus can use us regardless of the things we have done when we surrender our hearts and our lives to Him.
God can put humpty dumpty back together again. That does not mean we will not suffer the consequences of our sins past present and future!
A man who meditates on the Word of God will grow and flourish like a tree planted next to a river. A woman who obeys the Word of God will be like a tree that bears delicious fruit. People who obey the Word of God will bear fruits of righteousness for Jesus! Jesus uses people who set their hearts on Him to share His love with people and lead lost souls to salvation.
God is drawing a clear line in the sand for us. The Lord explains the difference in the lives of people who take advice from, associate with, and agree with people who are in bondage to sin and people who surrender their hearts and lives to Jesus!
Do not take advice from ungodly people. Do not be influenced by people who glorify sin. Fruits of righteousness are produced by people who find their righteousness in Jesus. Trust Jesus to fill your life with fruits of righteousness so He can love lost, lonely, and brokenhearted people through you!
Obey God’s Word so Jesus can plant you next to the river of life. Jesus wants you to produce fruits of righteousness so the people around you can be blessed forever!
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