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… Psalm 1:1
In our society today, we use many different labels to define people, For example, and I’m sure you’ve heard of these before: Republicans and Democrats, Conservatives and Liberals, the rich or poor, and the list goes on. And what these labels do is tell a story about a person’s life. What are your views on politics, on culture, on men and women, on economics, and so on and so forth? And for better or for worse, these labels exist to identify who you are and how you relate with different areas of life.
Take a look at the text, and we see two major labels: the righteous and the wicked. We can also bring in how the rest of the Bible defines man: Believers and unbelievers, sheep and the goats, light and darkness
Children of God and the children of the devil, the narrow way and the broad way. The saints of Christ and the men of the world. And again, all of these labels are defined by how one relates with God.
But while the world operates almost solely on these labels, there is a serious issue. There is no label that describes our relationship with the supreme God of the universe.
Because, the most important question at the end of the day is not how you align with man, but how you align with God. At the very end of your life, the ultimate question is not what are your views on politics, or what was your socio-economic status, or so on. The ultimate question is: how did you relate with God? Remember, a blessed man is one that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful.
I Declare: Lord today I declare my allegiance to you and the authourity of the scriptures. I delight myself in you and your word and I detest the way and counsel of the ungodly.
Ignite Thought: Passivity toward God and His Word leads to activity in sin and finally to activity against God.