by Steve Wagers

Payday Everyday!
Steve N. Wagers
Psalm 1:1-3
May 11, 2005

* William Randolph Hearst invested a fortune collecting art treasures from around the world. One day Mr. Hearst read the description of a valuable art item which he sent his agent abroad to find. After months of searching, the agent reported that he had finally found the treasure. To the surprise of Hearst, the priceless masterpiece was stored in none other than the warehouse of William Randolph Hearst.

* The multi-millionaire had been searching all over the world for a treasure he already possessed. Had he read the catalog of his treasures, he would have saved himself a lot of time and money.

As a rule, Man's a fool
When it's hot, He wants it cool.
And when it's cool, He wants it hot,
Always wanting What is not.

* Psalm 1 is a recipe for happiness. The man who learns from this Psalm, looks to this Psalm and lives by this Psalm will enjoy a payday everyday.

Blessed: transliterated from Hebrew to Greek
Gr. "Enriched, contented, fulfilled"
Heb. Not used in singular--not one blessing

1. SEPARATE Ourselves from the WORLD!

World: power of Positive thinking
God: power of Negative thinking
* Happy man is marked by the things he DOES NOT do
* Certain things that make it impossible for a person to be "blessed," happy, enriched and fulfilled.

A. Sin's CONSIDERATION! "walketh"
* Happiness is not found in a lifestyle that dismisses God.
{C. p. Psalm 14: 1}: "NO GOD!"

B. Sin's CONTEMPLATION ! "standeth"
* Identifying with what sinners do: Association/Affiliation
* Abraham: went down to Egypt; Lot: went down to Sodom; Peter: warming his hands by the fire

C. Sin's COOPERATION! "sitteth"
* If we walk/stand long enough around sin, we'll eventually sit(cooperate) with it--David, Peter
Note: Progression of Sin
walk-sit-stand; counsel-way-seat; ungodly-sinners-scornful
**We are not isolated from the world, but insulated/separated from the world. ...

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