Psalm 1:1 NASB How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!
Here we have the foundation of true happiness. This is not happiness dependent on things going our way but is dependent upon obedience to God. In verse one we are told what NOT to do and in verse two we are told what to do. We will look at the “what not to do” side first.
- do not ask for advice from the wicked
- do not stand or go to the places sinners go
- do not sit or be comfortable in the ways of scoffers
This goes from walking to standing to sitting. That is from being casual to being friendly to being intimate. There are the wicked, the sinner, and the scoffer. We will look at all three… more