The Blessing of Righteousness (Psalm 1)

Psalm 1

Psalm 1

INTRO. The importance of righteousness (Matthew 5:6; 23:26-28; 25:46)

I. “Blessed” indicates happiness (Deuteronomy 33:29)

    A. The blessed man refuses some things (Psalm 1:1)
    B. The blessed man delights in God’s Word (Psalm 1:2; Deuteronomy 6:4-9; James 1:21-25)

II. Bearing fruit for the Lord (Psalm 1:3)

    A. The tree is planted intentionally (Psalm 33:14-16)
    B. “In its season” (Matthew 7:17-19; John 15:1-2,4-6)
    C. “Whatever he does shall prosper”

III. Further contrast between the ungodly and the righteous

    A. Ungodly “are like the chaff” (Psalm 1:4)
    B. They will one day lose God’s blessings (Psalm 1:5)
    C. It is a special blessing to be known by the Lord and to be counted by Him as righteous (Psalm 1:6; James 2:22-23)

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