Psalms Devotional–Part II

Psalms devotional

The second part of Psalms 1 discusses what happens if we don’t do what the first three verses of Psalms 1 says to do. Psalms 1:4-6 talks about what will happen to the ungodly.

The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

Verse 4 talks about how the ungodly are like chaff. Chaff is the husk of corn after it has been threshed. It has no weight to it and when there is any air movement it gets moved until the breeze dies down. This is very different than the well rooted tree in Psalms 1:3. A well root tree can handle the strongest of winds. The ungodly are like chaff and are blown away by forces they cannot see. Christians should have compassion for those still living in transgressions and sins. All who are without Christ are controlled by “the prince of the power of air” (Ephesians 2:2), i.e., Satan. Satan blinds their minds to the truth of God. They are enslaved to sin and the cravings of the sinful nature; and cannot understand or accept the truth apart from the grace of God. Those involved in immorality and pride are to be pitied because of their slavery to sin and Satan.

Then in verse 5, the Bible says the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. They will be condemned before God on the judgment day. Then in verse 6, we are told that the ungodly will perish for eternity.

The Take Home Message

In Psalms 1:1-3 we see how to be blessed, how to be well rooted in God’s Word, and to know Him. There is great responsibility with that knowledge, and it is knowledge that should not be kept to ourselves. We know what happens when we don’t follow God and accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior. We would be like the chaff, that is easily controlled by sin going whatever way Satan desires, which is down a road of destruction. We need to have compassion for those that don’t know Christ and seek ways for the ungodly to know him, so they don’t end up perishing as it says in verse 6.

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