November 13th, 2016
The Cost of Blessings
Psalm 1:1 (KJB) 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.
God always desires to bless mankind but blessings are not free.
Blessings come through us and to us through a circle of blessing. The cost of blessing others is one of sacrifice and service. Blessings are honoring and pleasing to God as they fulfill the needs of others. Those who are blessed in turn bless others, keeping the circle of blessing flowing forward helping others in their time of need.
This verse gives godly direction in your walk with God.
It guides the man or woman of God not to seek counsel from ungodly people. Mankind is directed to pursue counsel with God through prayer, fellowship, and contemplation upon things of God.
This verse also tells mankind that he is not to stand with sinners. Standing with sinners is to be in spiritual agreement with them about sin. The wayward man of God readily joins in on sinful circumstances by choosing to suppress conviction from God. Or even worse, not realizing he is being prodded in the heart about his sin because his communication with God has too much “spiritual litter” encumbering communication. Standing with sinners places a spiritual road block between he and God.
Man should stand against sin. To oppose sin is choosing to agree with God about the nature of sin.
When man does not stand with God eventually he sits and is quickly encumbered by sin.
Lastly, this verse says not sit with the scornful. This is choosing to “put on” an attitude of contempt in alignment with the god of this world. It is to fellowship with sinners by standing in agreement with them about sin, and standing in opposition to God. It masks the fragrance of God with an odor of spiritual death.