Finish this statement: Opposites _________. Yes they do, they attract. It is funny how opposites tend to attract. Sometimes those attractions are good things and sometimes they are not. Opposites create a contrast from one thing to another. Psalm chapter 1 – it is all about opposites or contrasts between righteousness and wickedness.
This is a very familiar passage. Probably like me, if you but grew up in the church, you memorized this somewhere along the way or at least part of it.
PSALM 1: The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. 2001
“1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers;”
Blessed is the man! Blessed is a familiar word which often is translated as “happy”. Literally this word could be translated as “set on the right path”. Have you ever been driving down the road and the familiar voice in your GPS politely screams, “make a U-turn”. When you finally realize you are on the right road and headed in the right direction there is a sense of happiness and peace. That feeling describes the concept of “blessed”. The purpose and peace of God’s design is a relationship with Him where we know that we headed in the right direction despite what bumps in the road may occur. The blessed hope and peace of knowing that you are headed in the right direction is not an exclusive privilege God is not willing that any should perish but that all shoudl come to repentance If there has never been a time when you have trusted in the blessed hope and direction that comes by faith in God’s Son, Jesus Christ; I urge you today to consider walking in that direction. If you would like to learn more about how to have a relationship with God, please click here to be redirected to my church’s webpage where you can read about how you can have a relationship with God.
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