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Praise - book of praises 150 poems Psalms 119 longest = 176 Psalms 117 shortest and middle Author = David and others
116 quotes from Psalms in N.T.
1 st Psalm Formula for a happy man Blessed = happy Man desires happiness
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. Psalms 1:1
Negative instructions Walk in counsel of ungodly Stand in the way of sinners Sit in seat of the scornful Do Not... Progressive nature of sin
14. Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. 15 Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away. Proverbs 4:14-15
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. Cursed is the man who walks in the counsel of the ungodly, who stands in the way of sinners and sits in the seat of the scornful. walk stand sit
Blessed is he who does not walk in the state of mind which the ungodly cherish, much less that he should associate with the vicious life of sinners, or even delight in the company of those who scoff at religion.
But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. Psalms 1:2
Positive instructions Do... Delight in the law of the Lord desire - pleasure Meditates on his word ponder - contemplate
As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: 1 Peter 2:2 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Matt. 5:6
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. Psalms 1:3
Compared to a tree Planted By the rivers of water Bringeth forth fruit Leaf shall not wither He shall prosper
The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. Psalms 1:4
Contrasted with wicked man Not so Not so... opposite of v. 1 not like a tree planted by water that brings forth fruit
Contrasted with wicked man Chaff Blown about by wind Useless - worthless Ignores the word of God
Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. Psalms 1:5
For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish. Psalms 1:6
Both will face Judgment Ungodly shall not stand Nor sinners with righteous Lord knows the righteous Ungodly shall perish
He is our example We want his reward
Not in unbelief Voltaire said: I wish I had never been born.
Not in pleasure Lord Byron said: The worm, the canker, and the grief are mine alone.
Not in money Jay Gould said: I suppose I am the most miserable man on earth.
Forsakes the ungodly Loves the word of God Doer of the word
Sermon by Arthur Pigman Evans Church of Christ 515 Gibbs Road Evans, Ga Sunday Morning May 31, 2009