We continue to look at Psalm 1. Verses 4-6 say: The wicked are not so, But they are like chaff which the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the wicked will perish. (NASB) Chaff gives an outward appearance of fruit, but they are actually hollow and without substance. The wicked will not stand with the righteous when they receive their eternal reward at the final judgment. Why is this so? Because the Lord attends to the way of the righteous and will protect and reward them. The wicked stand alone without Jesus the Messiah and they will perish.
This Psalm sets forth the two choices for living. One follows the Torah, i.e. law of God and the other seeks to follow the wisdom of man. What are you following? Is it the law of your church or denomination? Or, is it the law of your own mind. You need to be careful because there is a way that seems right to man, but the end is destruction. The safest choice is to follow God's Word. There is safety and blessing in obedience.
Pray the following today:
The wicked are like chaff which the wind drives away. I am not like the wicked because I meditate on the law of God. The wicked will not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. I have nothing to fear because I am righteous through the shed blood of Jesus Christ who died for me. For the Lord knows my way because I am righteous because of Him.
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