sermon notes

Notes 1 february 2023

psalm pickings
psalm 1

Psa 1:1  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.

Psa 1:2  But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

Psa 1:3  And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

Psa 1:4  The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

Psa 1:5  Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

Psa 1:6  For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

We have two kinds of people. The saved and the unsaved. We see blessedness of the saved and the misery of the unsaved. You must be saved!

how happy

The word ‘blessed’ speaks of the happiness of the saved. This happiness is for a number of good reasons.

happy not
in the world  

The Christian is happy not to be in the World. The World is not his home. This happiness speaks something of the misery and unhappiness of the World.

happy in
the Word

The Christian is happy in the Word and the ways of the Lord. There is such a difference between the World and the Word. In the Word he finds the Lord himself. This is his home.

the christian tree planted

The tree planted by the rivers of water provide a true picture of the Christian in Christ. What is more, he is planted by God. We see stability and strength and health in this picture.

known and owned by God

The Lord knows those who are his and walk in his ways.

‘are not so’ 

None of these blessings apply to the unsaved.

the chaff
and the wind 

The unsaved are like the chaff (the husks of the grain) driven by the wind. We see such contrast with the emptiness and futility of the unsaved.

driven away
in judgment

The winds of judgment will take away the unsaved. He will faint in the judgment.

You must be saved!