Are You Righteous Or Wicked?

a good planting

And he will be like a tree firmly planted [and fed] by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season; Its leaf does not wither;
And in whatever he does, he prospers [and comes to maturity]. (Psalm 1:3)

Psalm 1 contrasts the righteous (those who walk by faith in God) with the wicked (those who detest Him):

As the righteous, we are highly favoured by God when we don’t follow the advice or example of the wicked, of those who habitually sin, nor those who ridicule Him. Instead, we choose to delight in His Word by meditating on it by day, and by night.

By delighting in the Lord, we are firmly planted like a tree which is fed by streams of water. By our obedience and by His caring nurture, we yield good fruit in season, and our legacy does not end, but rather we prosper in whatever we do, and we come to full maturity by remaining and abiding with Him.

However, the path of the wicked leads to their own destruction. Their disobedience proves their lives to be worthless, so God blows them away like chaff in the wind. God disapproves of their lawless acts, and they stand condemned by Him which will result in their punishment, because of their own choice to walk in constant disobedience.

Finally, in complete contrast to the wicked, God fully knows and approves of the way of the righteous. Those in right-standing with God, walk by faith in His Son, their Redeemer. They have accepted God’s gift of salvation, and anyone who accepts God’s Son, Jesus Christ, is no longer is condemned but is set free to be highly favoured, honoured, and blessed by Him.

Be blessed as you walk in the ways of our Redeemer, Jesus Christ, God’s Son. Amen.

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