The second illustration the psalmist uses is chaff, to which he compares the wicked. Jesus calls us to the narrow, difficult road that leads to life rather than the wide, smooth road that leads to death (Matthew 7:13). Sermon Psalm 23:1-6 The Lord Is My Shepherd. Although it was written many years ago, it still portrays men as they are today. Psalm 1:1-6: True and False Friendship: R. Venting. So, for the ancient Jew, saying that he delights in the law is much like what we might mean if we said that we love history or physics or archaeology. The sermon below “The Fast Lane or the Right Path” was excerpted from James Boice. Interactive Youth Sermon on Psalm 1 Psalm 1 is a beautiful Psalm, but it’s often used as a moralistic lesson on either the need to read the Bible more, or what Christian behavior should look like. In times past, standing in opposition to God and godly people was sufficiently unpopular that only hard core scoffers would persist in their resistance. HIS CHARACTER (1-2) 1. KJV, Word Study Bible, Leathersoft, Brown, Thumb Indexed, Red Letter Edition: 1,700 Key Words that Unlock the Meaning of the Bible . The part regarding the two ways says, “Enter through the narrow gate. His family saw little of him after dinner, because he was passionate about his hobbies. But Yahweh doesn’t know the wicked in the same relational way. Psalm 1 assumes that salvation has already taken place: “Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. Blessedness is a gift of God. MINISTRY OF SERMONAUDIO. Commentary, Psalm 1, Patricia Tull, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2014. The Way of Self-Destruction. The ASV, which is also in the public domain due to expired copyrights, was a very good translation, but included many archaic words (hast, shineth, etc. Furthermore, they often wield power, and are prepared to use it against those who defy them. 7:13–14). 1,2). Certainly Spurgeon thought so. This is one of my sermons I had the opportunity to preach in Expository Preaching Class at Piedmont Baptist College and Graduate School in Winston-Salem, NC. That is no longer the case. v., No. Harry Ironside, the Bible teacher, told of a visit to Palestine years ago by a man named Joseph Flacks. Psalm 23:1-6 The Lord Is My Shepherd. There are, if you did not know, five “books” in the book of Psalms. It is the father of all the wisdom psalms. I have been reading it; and if I could believe this book, if I could be sure that it is true, I would say that the man of the first Psalm was Jesus of Nazareth.”. The winds might be hot. Anderson, A.A., The New Century Bible Commentary: Psalms 1-72 (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1972), Broyles, Craig C., New International Biblical Commentary: Psalms (Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers, 1999, Brueggemann, Walter, The Message of the Psalms: A Theological Commentary (Minneapolis: Augsburg Press, 1984), Clifford, Richard J., Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries: Psalms 1-72 (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2002), Craigie, Peter C., Word Biblical Commentary, Psalms 1-50, Vol. Preparation: We recommended that the entirety of Psalm chapter 1 is read. He is like a tree planted by streams of water. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. Sermon Outlines In The Book Of Psalms “Walking With God Through The Psalms” Psalm 1:1,2 “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. While we have come to identify torah with the Pentateuch (Genesis through Deuteronomy), that word also means teachings or instructions. Times change, customs change, but human nature never changes. That is the way of the wicked. The first class love sin’s ways and follow it. • It is “sure, making wise the simple.” They not only study those things, but also spend irrational sums of money in their pursuit. None of us automatically starts out being righteous. But she did not become like God; she became like Satan. This then, is the matter of the first psalm, which may be looked upon in some respects, as the text upon which the whole of the psalms make up a divine sermon.”, In his helpful introduction to the psalms Tremper Longman III, an associate professor of Old Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary, writes, “Psalm 1 deliberately [draws] two portraits in our minds: the portrait of the wicked man and the portrait of the wise man. It declares the blessedness of the righteous and the misery and future of the wicked. 8:7). Psalms 1-41: An Exposition of the Psalms. SermonAudio.com - Psalm 1 Sermons. This man never walked in the counsel of the wicked or stood in the way of sinners or sat in the seat of mockers. I haven't gossiped, haven't lost my temper, haven't been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish, overindulgent, or told anyone to mind their . But the psalmist warns that it is actually a fast track to emptiness and frustration here as well as judgment in the life to come. I would argue that it is possible to delight in a good law, one that is both well written and effective in promoting righteousness. Verse 1 defines the Godly person in terms of what he or she does NOT do: • The blessed person “doesn’t walk in the counsel of the wicked.” He/she neither seeks nor follows the advice of those whose lives manifest their rebellion against God. ), Mounce’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2006), Renn, Stephen D., Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words: Word Studies for Key English Bible Words Based on the Hebrew and Greek Texts (Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers, Inc., 2005), Richards, Lawrence O., Encyclopedia of Bible Words (Zondervan, 1985, 1991), Sakenfeld, Katharine Doob (ed. (Psalm 107:1) "How Sweet Are Your Words": Learning to Love the … I do not want to read too much prophecy into the psalms, though there is some, and I do not want to suggest that the author of this psalm, whoever he may have been, was looking forward to the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ when he wrote it. In Psalm 1 we have described for us in a nutshell, all we have to do to receive blessings from God: "Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. The way of the ungodly shall perish, like a trail leading into a swamp that eventually disappears (6). When most people think of the results of upright or godly living they think of rewards. John Piper Jan 3, 1999 707 Shares Sermon. In fact, in Hebrew the word is actually a plural, which denotes either a multiplicity of blessings or an intensification of them. (1) A man may be most moral and yet most ungodly. In neither of those examples does Jesus limit condemnation to gross sinners, such as Hitler or Stalin or the Mafia. • It is “right, rejoicing the heart.” “Therefore the wicked shall not stand (Hebrew: qum) in the judgment” (v. 5a). We might expect, since the wicked man has been described in terms of his associations, that the godly man will now be described in terms of his associations too, that is, as a person who associates with the godly. The most important is the use of the idea by Jesus toward the end of the Sermon on the Mount as recorded by Matthew. Straw, the next heaviest, would blow a short distance away, where it could be collected. I. Read. I do not believe he was. Songs That Shape the Heart and Mind. That fruit will have a seasonal character. While that is in many ways tragic, it does create an environment where a Christian finds it easy to stand out in opposition to the culture. Sermons from Psalms Trees Planted by the Water: How to Get Started Right in 2002 (Psalm 1) When the Foundations are Destroyed (Psalm 11) To Every Generation: (Psalm 100:5) If God Is Sovereign, What Then? Read. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Psalm 46:1. The Hebrew word qum means stand. This interpretation is built into the psalm. The psalms have been classified in a variety of types or genres, about seven of them, and one of them is “wisdom psalm,” which is what this is. And, as Lewis says, “The Order of the Divine mind, embodied in the Divine Law, is beautiful.” The language of the poet is “not priggery nor even scrupulosity; it is the language of a man ravished by a moral beauty.”, John R. W. Stott adds wisely that this delight “is an indication of the new birth, for ‘… the sinful mind is hostile to God. Who may dwell on Your holy hill? IT IS WRECKED Psalm 1:6 - For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish ***** Psalm 1:1-2 etc. Wise King Solomon wrote. “The Fast Lane or the Right Path” – A Sermon on Psalm 1, Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked. MINISTRY OF SERMONAUDIO. Whatever he does shall prosper. (General Editor), New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology & Exegesis, 5 vol., (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1997), “The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments”, All Rights Reserved | © 1997-2020 Richard Niell Donovan. 4 (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1996), Ross, Allen P., A Commentary on the Psalms, 1-41, Vol. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and ...read more. In Eden, the devil told Eve that if she disobeyed God by eating of the forbidden tree, her eyes would be “opened” and she would be “like God, knowing good and evil” (Gen. 3:5). He is heard on The Bible Study Hour radio broadcast and was a well known author and speaker in evangelical and Reformed circles. He is the author of numerous Bible expositions and one of my favorite Systematic Theologies called Foundations of the Christian Faith. An ungodly man is simply a man who tries to get through the world without God. But afterward, when they wrote their testimony to God’s grace in the midst of such privations, they called their book Green Leaf in Drought Time, because they found that those who delight in the Word of God do not wither but instead produce the Holy Spirit’s fruit. An ungodly man is simply a man who tries to get through the world without God. Today, July 7th is Dr. Boice’s birthday in Heaven! The Paperback Bible. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.” (Click Title To View) Psalm 01-10 Psalm 11-20 Psalm 21-30 Psalm 31-40 Psalm 41-50 Psalm 51-60 IT IS WRECKED Psalm 1:6 - For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of Years ago a couple who had gone to China as missionaries used this image to describe their life there after the communists had taken over China at the end of the Second World War. The Paperback Bible. The second love God and seek him in Scripture, where he may be found. A Life Without Reproach: W. Forsyth : Psalm 15:1-5: A Question and an Answer: W. Boyd Carpenter, D. D. Psalm 15:1-5: An Ideal Worshipper: A. Maclaren, D. D. Psalm 15:1-5: Dwelling on the Holy Hill: G. Downame. Verse 4-5. God has structured things so that virtue produces its own rewards. Chaff is worthless, and chaff is burned. It is only appropriate that the righteous should not be saddled with sinners as neighbors. Their name was Matthews, and they were the last missionaries of the China Inland Mission to escape from that country. Jesus said that the first commandment (in order of importance) is loving God. That last line is key. Do not follow the world when it tries to draw you from righteous living by beguiling falsehoods. While the Quakers might not have had the accumulation of wealth as their goal, many did become quite wealthy as a direct result of their Godly lives. The British scholar and Christian apologist C. S. Lewis found it to be so. The poet uses two images to show the result of these two ways. Some things should just be left at the house! The Day of Judgment will separate sinners from the righteous forevermore. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007), Freedman, David Noel (Ed. Psalms 1:4-5. Others bring their nail clippers and trim their fingernails. We do not have to wait until verse 4 to read that there is a way other than the way of the godly. 1. That is what the world teaches. -Bryan God’s Blessing to All Who Want It Psalm 1:1-6 … All Videos PDFs. My fantasy is that, in heaven, God will reveal to us the fruits of our labors in his behalf. Songs That Shape the Heart and Mind. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. Psalm 15:1 O LORD, who may abide in Your tent? Psalm 122:1 I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD." Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. Sermon Notes for Psalm 34:1-4 Next Section → Sermon Notes for Job 1:20-22 ← Prior Book. As a result of the inward, regenerating work of the Holy Spirit, however, the godly find that they love the law of God simply because it conveys to them the will of their God. Verse 4-5. Psalm 110:1 The LORD said to my Lord: "Sit at My right hand until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet." Sermons by Bible: Sermons by Category: Sermons by Topic: Sermons by Speaker: Sermons by Language: Sermons by Date: Staff Picks: Comments, ALL -35 sec: Top Sermons: Online Bible: Hymnal: Daily Reading: Our Services: Broadcaster Dashboard: Members Only sponsored to date . The second is loving our neighbors. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment. You do not delight in law, not really. Psalms 16:1-11; Romans 8:22. A person who is separated from the world will not walk in the counsel of the wicked. This free children’s sermon will introduce this classic passage of Scripture and help children learn these truths on their own level. 280. Psalm 1:1-6: Pulpit Commentary Homiletics . In Reflections on the Psalms he describes how at first he found the psalmist’s delight in God’s law “utterly bewildering” and “mysterious.” Lewis said he could understand how one could delight in God’s mercies, visitations, and attributes, but not how one could delight in God’s law. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. • “Whatever he does shall prosper.” We must be careful here, because we have known faithful people who have not prospered. In this instance, it means stand as contrasted with fall. But, of course, it is even more than that. So we shouldn’t be surprised that a person who delights in God’s law would meditate on it day and night. Psalms 1:4.—Spurgeon, Sermons, vol. This verse, therefore, is saying that Yahweh knows and cares about the righteous to the point that he can be expected to keep that relationship intact. ), which the WEB has updated. Psalm 1 : Play. I knew a pastor who served a church for ten years with an attendance of ten or twelve people. We use happy more broadly––often in ways that are profoundly secular and often contrary to biblical standards. http://www.ashland.church/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Ashland-Sermon-1.3.2021.m4a Download MP3 CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FULL SERVICE Instead, use this Psalm to let students discover the cause-and-effect concept and see for themselves what loving God’s Word can result in. [Sermon] Psalm 1: The Way of the LORD’s Instruction vs. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. There is an element of truth in this; it is what is involved in the doctrine of the final judgment. Keyword: Filter: P1 | Page 3 | First: 2,000 sermons: SORT. The psalm ends with a contrast between the two "ways." John Piper Jan 3, 1999 707 Shares Sermon. It is also true that a Godly person who tries to live according to God’s will can expect to avoid many common pitfalls that ruin other people. Psalms 1:4-5. Keyword: Filter: Page 1 | First: 2,000 sermons: SORT. The blessed person loves to learn about God and God’s expectations. At first they merely walk in the counsel of the careless and ungodly, who forget God—the evil is rather practical than habitual—but after that, they become habituated to evil, and they stand in the way of open sinners who willfully violate God’s commandments; and if let alone, they go one step further, and become themselves pestilent teachers and tempters of others, and thus they sit in the seat of the scornful. 280. Midway this way of life we’re bound upon. Psalm 14:1 . ... they are simply sermon-hunters. whose leaf also does not wither. In the Lazarus story, he portrays the condemnation of a rich man who ignored the desperate need of a beggar (Lazarus) at his doorstep. Godly virtues won’t always lead to wealth, but they are likely to lead to a blessed life. Read. The World English Bible is based on the American Standard Version (ASV) of the Bible, the Biblia Hebraica Stutgartensa Old Testament, and the Greek Majority Text New Testament. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night” (vv. Psalm 1 : Play. Buy Now. Religious people never have any fun or accomplish anything, the wicked say. In fact, in some of the ancient manuscripts of the New Testament there’s a quotation from Psalm 2, and it’s referred to as “the first psalm.” That indicates that Psalm 2 was thought of as the first psalm, while Psalm 1 is an introduction to the Psalms. And her eyes were not opened; they had been open. In this verse, the psalmist outlines the various blessings that the faithful person experiences by devoting him/herself to God’s law: • A tree planted by a stream of water is truly blessed, because water is always in easy reach. We have heard stories of people whose lives have been turned around in a positive way when they began to follow God’s law and to seek God’s will. Predigten zum Anhören, Lesen und Herunterladen (Download) in verschiedenen Sprachen Some think this is the time and place to balance their checkbook. Psalm 119:1-8 Sermon – Sermon outline by Kevin Cauley on the message of Psalm 119:1-8 and its directives regarding godly conduct, commands to live right, and the commitment to walk in the right way. God also often adds rewards as a gift to those who are faithful. The way of the righteous is the way of the Lord Jesus Christ, who described himself as “the way and the truth and the life” (John 14:6) and promised to keep those who follow him (Matt. 1 Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. In this verse, it means “know relationally.” Yahweh is in deep relationship with the righteous––the kind of relationship that a father and son might experience. All Videos PDFs. Nevertheless, it is hard not to notice, as Arno C. Gaebelein, an excellent devotional writer on the psalms, has said, that “the perfect man portrayed in the opening verses … is … the Lord Jesus.” He is the only one who was really like this. – Psalm 1:1-6. Except for the smallest trickle, their funds were cut off by the government. 28:20). The idea of a final judgment is found in both Old and New Testaments (Amos 5:18–20; Zephaniah 1:14-15; Malachi 3:1-7; 4:1-5; Matthew 10:15; 11:22, 24; Romans 2:16; 1 Corinthians 1:8; 3:13; 2 Corinthians 1:14; Philippians 1:6, 10; 1 Thessalonians 5:2-4; 2 Peter 2:9; 3:7; Jude 6; Revelation 6:17). Psalms 1:4.—Spurgeon, Sermons, vol. The only fuel they had was dried animal refuse that Art Matthews collected from the streets. … Delighting in it, the godly will meditate in it, or pore over it, constantly, day and night.”. Psalm 1 - NIV: Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night. • It is “pure, enlightening the eyes.” SCRIPTURE QUOTATIONS are from the World English Bible (WEB), a public domain (no copyright) modern English translation of the Holy Bible. Sermons from Psalms Trees Planted by the Water: How to Get Started Right in 2002 (Psalm 1) When the Foundations are Destroyed (Psalm 11) To Every Generation: (Psalm 100:5) If God Is Sovereign, What Then? He denied his wife and told a lie about her.”, “No,” someone said. When the psalmist says that the wicked are like chaff, he is saying that they are worthless and doomed to the fate of those who are of no value. The grain, being the heaviest part of the plant, would settle to the ground. Given that the wicked are not in relationship with Yahweh, they have no eternal support and can expect to perish. • The blessed person delights “in Yahweh’s law” (Hebrew: torah). It portrays the way the wise man chooses. WED 01/16/2013. What follows is an elaboration on my previous sermon on Psalm 1.The Pastor asked me to tweak the trial sermon and deliver it during the morning worship services, as it would serve as the sermon for the church’s theme: ‘Meditation: Private Time in the Word.’ Sermons. Every one of them is pictured in the Bible. Psalm 1:1-6. If we truly love something, we are likely to study it in detail and try to master it. Let us, first, find out who are the characters intended in our text. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Life: Use Only As Directed. (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1979-1988), Brown, Francis; Driver, S.R. Those who know literature a bit more thoroughly are aware that the idea of paths diverging in a wood is also found in Dante Alighieri, the Florentine poet of the Middle Ages, whose Divine Comedy begins. This free children’s sermon will introduce this classic passage of Scripture and help children learn these truths on their own level. Psalm 1 - NIV: Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night. Do not believe the devil’s lie. “Blessed is the man who doesn’t walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers” (v. 1). Its subject matter is very general and basic, but it touches on two subjects that continually occur throughout the Psalms. However, their advice is likely to lead to destruction. Other scriptures (Matthew 3:7-10; John 3:16-17, 36; 1 Corinthians 3:11; 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10; Revelation 20:11-15) state additional criteria, but none offer hope for those who are merely good citizens. Check out these helpful resources Biblical Commentary Sermons Children’s Sermons Hymn Lists. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. All Videos PDFs. For when we study the Bible—the word law is used to refer to the whole of God’s inscripturated revelation—we are really learning, not about human beings or nature primarily (which is what the other disciplines teach us), but about God. Keyword: Filter: Page 1 | Found: 53 sermons: Show only exact verse | SORT. Let us, first, find out who are the characters intended in our text. Monday Club Sermons: Psalm 1:1-6: Things Marred by Ungodliness: Sir Richard Baker. The verse might correctly be translated, “O the blessednesses of the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked.”. But there are biblical examples too. And since I gave a sermon on Psalm 1 back in March of this year, I thought I’d preach today from Psalm 2. This is a wisdom psalm, calling people to follow the path of righteousness to obtain the blessings that God confers on the righteous. Psalm 1:1-6: Pulpit Commentary Homiletics. Psalms 1-41: An Exposition of the Psalms. But I think Lewis is also right when he suggests that more than this is involved. The heavier grain falls back to the threshing floor and is collected. For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish. 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