Psalm 1:1-3: “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of the sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate (ponder) day and night.
And he shall be like a tree planted by the water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.”
Simply delightful! A state of joy, well-being, and hope and our biblical instruction on how to achieve this state.
Keep our hearts and minds in the pure Word of God and in no way follow after those who are wicked, walking in the paths of God, not the paths man. As we are also instructed to “keep from the APPEARANCE of all evil” which means to be careful even in those actions that are not wrong but could possibly just “look bad” and appear wrong.
We are told here to not stand in the way of sinners, again referring to keeping yourself unspotted by this world and “sitteth not in the seat of the scornful” meaning for us to not let unresolved resentment and anger destroy our relationship with Christ and keep us sitting stagnant, not moving forward, not growing.
Psalm 37:4: “Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.”
Φλογιζω NBJ 2019