PSALM 1

10 Outlines

 

Psalm 1

LET’S BE RIGHTEOUS!

 

THE BEHAVIOR OF A RIGHTEOUS MAN – Vss. 1-2

1.     Separation from Evil – Vs. 1

2.     Saturation in the Word – Vs. 2

 

THE BENEFITS OF A RIGHTEOUS MAN – Vs. 3

1.     Fruitful – fruit in season

2.     Faithful – leaf does not wither

3.     Flourishing – prospering

 

THE BANISHMENT OF AN UNRIGHTEOUS MAN – Vss. 4-6

1.     HE WILL NOT PROSPER – Vs. 4

2.     HE WILL NOT PARTICIPATE – Vs. 5

3.     HE WILL PERISH – Vs. 6

 

 

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HOW TO BE GODLY

 

RETREAT FROM BAD INFLUENCE – Vs. 1

REFLECT ON GOD’S WORD – Vs. 2

REPRODUCE FOR GOD’S GLORY – Vs. 3

REMEMBER THE PLIGHT OF THE UNGODLY – Vss. 4-6

 They need Christ before it is too late.

 

 

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TWO WALKS

 

THE GODLY WALK

 

·       WHAT TO SHUN

      Psalm 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.

 

·       WHAT TO SEEK

      Psalm 1:2 - But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he

                        meditate day and night.

 

·       WHAT TO SHOW

      Psalm 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.

 

THE UNGODLY WALK    

 

·       IT IS WORTHLESS

     Psalm 1:4 - The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind

                       driveth away.

 

·       IT IS WEAK

     Psalm 1:5 - Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor

                       sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

 

·       IT IS WRECKED

     Psalm 1:6 - For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of

                       the ungodly shall perish 

 

 

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Psalm 1:1-2 etc.

THE BLESSED MAN

 

THE BLESSED MAN’S COUNSEL – THE WORD OF GOD – 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. [2] But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

 

THE BLESSED MAN’S CLEANSING – THE GRACE OF GOD – Psalm 32:1-2

Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. [2] Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.

 

THE BLESSED MAN’S CONFIDENCE – TRUST IN GOD – Psalm 34:8   

O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

 

THE BLESSED MAN’S COMMUNION – FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD – Psalm 65:4

Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.

 

THE BLESSED MAN’S CORRECTION – INSTRUCTION FROM GOD – Psalm 94:12

Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O Lord, and teachest him out of thy law;

 

 

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THE BLESSED MAN

THE BLESSED MAN IS A SEPARATED MAN – Vs. 1

THE BLESSED MAN IS A SATURATED MAN – Vs. 2

THE BLESSED MAN IS A SUPPLIED MAN – Vs. 3

THE BLESSED MAN IS A SECURE MAN – Vss. 5-6

He will stand in the judgment and the congregation of the righteous

The Lord knows his way.

 

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THIS IS THE LIFE!

 

The expression "This is the life" is used when someone is talking about a life that is rich and fulfilling.  The Christian has such a life when he takes the principles found in Psalm 1 to heart.

 

A FOCUSSED LIFE - Vss. 1-2

People don't like hearing about negatives, but there are negatives that we must focus on avoiding.

We are not to "walk in counsel of the ungodly", "stand in the way of sinners" nor sit in "the seat of the scornful". Instead our "delight" is to be in "the law of the Lord", meditating in it "day and night"

 

A FRUITFUL LIFE - Vs. 3

The results of  the focused life are the fruitful life.  A tree planted by rivers of water brings forth fruit in his season.  His leaf (testimony) does not wither and whatever he does is prosperous.

 

A FINISHED LIFE - Vss. 4-6

Standing in judgment - Vs. 5

There will be judgment (Romans 14:12). The ungodly will not stand in Judgment (Revelation 20:11-15), but the godly will (1 Corinthians 4:5)

 

Standing with the righteous - Vs. 5

Sinners will not stand in the congregation of the righteous, but saints will (Romans 5:1, 1John 3:2).

 

The Lord knowing our way - Vs. 6

Our way is the way of goodness and mercy and dwelling in the house of the Lord forever (Psalm 23, 1 Thessalonians 4:17).

 

 

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THE GODLY MAN

 

HIS DISCERNMENT - Vs. 1

He is happy (blessed) because he avoids the "counsel of the ungodly", "the way of sinners", and "the seat of the scornful."

 

HIS DELIGHT - Vs. 2

He delights in God's Word, continually meditating on it. Of course the right kind of meditation will lead to obedience. Joshua 1:8

 

HIS DISTINCTIVES - Vs. 3

He will be like a productive tree planted by a good water supply. He will be fruitful and have continually green leaves. I think the leaves refer to our testimonies.

 

HIS DESTINY - Vss. 4-6

He will stand in judgment. Vs. 5

He will stand in the congregation of the righteous. Vs. 5

The Lord knows his way, bringing him to Heaven. Vs. 6

 

 

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CONTRASTS

 

Psalm 1 contrasts the Godly man and the ungodly man.

 

THE GODLY MAN

1. HIS STAND AGAINST SIN Vs. 1

2. HIS SOURCE OF STRENGTH Vs. 2

3. HIS SUPPLY OF BLESSINGS Vs. 3

4. HIS SALVATION FOREVER Vs. 6

The Lord knows the way of the righteous man. He takes him to Heaven. Psalm 23:6

 

THE UNGODLY MAN

1. NO FRUIT - Vs. 4 - "The ungodly are not so..."

2. NO FAITH - Vs. 5

The ungodly do not stand in judgment because they are sinners who have never come to God by faith.  Hebrews 11:6, Ephesians 2:8-9

3. NO FUTURE - Vs. 6 -  "But the way of the ungodly shall perish."

 

 

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LIVING

 

FAITHFUL LIVING - Vss. 1-2

FRUITFUL LIVING - Vs. 3

FATAL LIVING - Vss. 4-6

The ungodly have no hope.

 

 

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Psalm 1:1-3

THE GODLY LIFE

 

WHAT TO AVOID - Vs. 1

Counsel of the ungodly

Way of sinners

Seat of the scornful

 

WHAT TO APPRECIATE - Vs. 2

The Word of God

 

WHAT TO ASSUME - Vs. 3

That we will be like a tree planted by rivers of water

That we will bear fruit in season (Galatians 5:22-23)

That we will have an "evergreen" testimony (leaves shall not wither)

That we will have Spiritual prosperity

 

 

 

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