by Jesse Hendley

Jesse M. Hendley
Psalm 1

For our meditation in the Word of God today, let us
turn to the first Psalm. God has given us a picture
here of the saved and the unsaved man. He describes
the man who is a Christian and the man who is not a
Christian. God tells us about the life that is blessed
and the life that is not blessed. Let us read the
passage now and then we will consider what God has

"Blessed is the man who 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 he 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."

I don't see how anyone can miss the lesson of this
Psalm. For those who want the facts, and are willing
to face the facts, here is a mirror of the true
condition of human hearts.


I want to call your attention, first to the condition
of a man who isn't a Christian, who isn't a child of
God, who hasn't given God and Christ, and the Holy
Spirit and the Bible and prayer proper place in his
life. God calls them "the ungodly" in this Psalm. That
simply means that they do not have God. They have
nothing to do with God; God has nothing to do with
them. They just ignore and refuse God's Word. They
have no time for Him. They just go on in their
careless, worldly way. That is what "ungodly" means.
It does not necessarily mean that he is a vile sinner,
wallowing in the muck and mud of vile sin. ...

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