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. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 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. The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. Therefore, the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish. —Psalm 1:1-6
Upon being confronted with this for the first time one might ask why one could be blessed by simply avoiding those who occupy the categories of the ungodly, sinners, and the scorners.
By avoiding these people, we might say that one’s blessings begin simply by separating themselves from objects of contamination. My Dad would occasionally admonish me to be careful who I chose as my associates for, as he put it – we are known by the company we keep, as well as the company we don’t keep.
Simply staying away from the ungodly, the sinners and scorners will result in a person not beginning to think like they do, for as a man thinketh so is he.
Now let’s dig a little deeper and see if there aren’t additional reasons stated in Psalm 1 for someone to be blessed.
In verse 2 we find, but his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
That just about says it all, doesn’t it? If a young person, or anyone begins, or changes their life-style by staying shy of the wrong crowd and digs into the gospel of Christ and follows up by accepting Him as personal savior and then gets involved in meditating on God’s word, not just occasionally, but daily, then that will be the icing on the cake. This is a practice that will keep one on track to “Becoming 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.” (Psalm 1:3)
But now, what about the ungodly? According to the remainder of psalm 1, and on into psalm 2, there is a radical change about how things will play-out for those who reject God and His ways.
In reference to psalm 1:4, the next verse says, “The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away…And in addition to not being blessed by God, comes the awful separation, the putting aside – away from the righteous. For verse 5 points out that they, the ungodly, shall not stand in the judgment with the congregation of the righteous. Then continuing on with verse 6, For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
The ungodly are going to be separated and shall not stand in the judgment with the righteous, so then where will they be separated to? Of course, it can’t be anywhere else but what is referred to as the Great White Throne Judgment. At this gathering there will only be those who are accursed, have already been dammed because they have continued to reject God by not accepting Christ who died for their sins. The result, of course, is that they will have died in their sins, or God will have turned them over to a reprobate mind which means that they will have lost all chance of being redeemed. When one is turned over to this condition the Holy Spirit will no longer visit them to invite them to accept Christ. And it is only through Him that we have access to the Father.
Going on into Psalm 2 we find, “Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, 3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. 4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. 5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath and vex them in his sore displeasure.
Why do the people rage, and imagine a vain thing?
The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take council together, against the Lord and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
This is something these ungodly or anti-God people, both then and now, have been involved in for many centuries, going all the way back to the days of Nimrod. Later there were the enlightened ones, the Illuminati, from which came the Jacobins resulting in the French Revolution; in which Robespierre concocted a scheme concerning something called the Department of Public Safety. Robespierre was the head of it and the Department provided for the execution by guillotine for those found guilty of violating the law of this agency.
It has been reported that Robespierre was responsible for the guillotining of 25,000 French citizens. And to top it off, he wound-up a victim of what was probably his favorite instrument for disciplining the people. It couldn’t have happened to a more deserving person.
And how did God look upon all this; especially concerning the kings of the earth along with others who were in positions of authority, to take council against God and his anointed?
He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
Not about the thousands of people that were put under the guillotine but about the many powerful people down through the centuries, the kings and rulers who conspired against God and his anointed.
Then shall He speak unto them in his wrath and vex them in his sore displeasure.
Psalm 2, 7:12, 7 I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. 8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. 9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel. 10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. 11 Serve the Lord with fear and rejoice with trembling. 12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.
Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
Thou shall break them with a rod of iron; thou shall dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.
Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear and rejoice with trembling.
Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.
At this point God is warning the kings and rulers, as well as the judges, who have conspired against the Lord and his anointed, of the danger of kindling the anger of the Son, who is Jesus, only a little, for there could be dire consequences to follow.
Ah! But did the kings and judges take heed of the warning? Of course not, evidently they must have been inebriated with their power and self-importance; they figured they could give God his comeuppance.
This brings to mind an event that will take place at the end of the tribulation period and after Armageddon in which Christ returns to earth followed by the multitude of saints that were caught up at what is referred to as the rapture, noted in Thess 4, 16 – 17: For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first; Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
Now we come to the part in Revelation 19 where the wrath of Christ, noted in Psalm 2, verse 12, is kindled, but not a little:
Rev. 19, 11:15 1 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
And in verse 19 – 21 it says, 19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.
20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.
What I have written is a partial account of what happens to someone who makes the wrong choices. And as we take note of what is going on in today’s world we can readily see that the day when God unleashes his wrath is looming ever so much closer to us. And this will confront many millions about their choices.
And to think that all those who are facing the wrath of God could have avoided his wrath simply making the choice to accept God and his Son.
In thinking about this I recall a quote by a poet whose name I can’t remember. It goes something like this: “There were many roads that emerged from the wood, and we chose the one less traveled, and it has made all the difference.”
There is a part of a song that I remember which goes like this: “You came one day too late, one day too late – now Jesus came, and you’ve been left behind to wait. Yesterday you couldn’t find time for Jesus on your mind – you finally came to call his name – but one day too late.”
So, if there are any out there that have read this, and if by chance it applies, then by all means – choose the road less traveled, and don’t be one day too late.
In part 2, I will be moving into Romans 1 where it talks about all the reprobates.
I will attempt to reveal how they have been, and continue to influence our government towards a globalist, one world government, that has declared war on God and his principles.
Pray for President Trump, that God will continue to protect him. And also pray that God will give him wisdom to be able to discern who is on his side, and who is the enemy.
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