Everyone has a way of walking. In this life there is the walk of the Christian or the Righteous but, there is also the walk of the wicked or the worldly.
In Psalm 1:4-5 we have a contrast of the righteous and wicked.
In Psalm 1:4 we see that the ungodly walks in their own path. Underline the phrase “The ungodly are not so”. Also note the cross-reference of Psalm 14:1. The ungodly is not like the tree mentioned previously.
The ungodly are not founded in the firm foundation. Also note the cross-reference of Matthew 7:26 and following.
The ungodly in verse four are like the chaff. Note the cross-reference of Matthew 3:12. They are easily blown away and separated from God. Also note the cross-reference of Job 21:17-18. They have not roots, note the cross-reference of Matthew 13:6,21.
In verse five we see that the ungodly will not remain in the in the presence of righteousness. No more than the chaff and wheat. When it comes time for judgment the wicked will have nothing to stand on. Everything they have done will be brought into judgment. Also note the cross-reference of Ecclesiastes of 12:14.
In Psalm 1:6 we see a promise is made, for the righteous and the unrighteous.
Highlight in BLUE the phrase “For the Lord knows the way of the Righteous”.
Of the righteous – the Lord knows and will remember. The Lord knows His relationship with the Godly. He know of their faith and their love for Him.
Of the unrighteous – They shall perish. He knows of their sins. He knows of their rejection of Him, His laws, and His ways.
So, where does the man of God focus their attention? Notice Matthew 6:24,33.
How does God bless those who are obedient to Him? Notice Ephesians 1:3 and Romans 8:28. What association does the righteous have with the unrighteous? Notice 2 Corinthians 6:17.
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