Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. It flakes off of the wheat kernel and – as we’re told in Psalm 1:4 – the wind blows it away. Psalm 1:4. on on his his his his law, law, law. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in … So here we go Psalm chapter. Your email address will not be published. Psalms. Isaiah 17:13 And that got me to thinking. Job 21:18 They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carrieth away. On the other hand – Psalm 1:4… chaff. 6 For the L ORD knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the wicked will perish. Version. Look at that word “ungodly” in the King James Version. 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. I’ve been thinking lately about the first Psalm—mainly about chaff. Psalm. BOOK ONE (Psalms 1-41) 1 Happy is the man who does not walk according to the advice of the wicked. By the psalmist's expressions, the Spirit helps us to pray. Psalm 1:4–6 presents a striking contrast between wicked and blessed people. But all were written by the inspiration of the Holy Ghost; and no part of the Old Testament is more frequently quoted or referred to in the New. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says. Those who delight in God’s Law are like trees firmly planted by streams of water and are blessed. The wicked, though, are like chaff in the wind and are cursed. Some say that Jeduthun was a man, as is written in Chronicles. 2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord. No, chaff is just the stuff on the outside of the kernel of wheat, right? (Psalm 1:4-6) Here are my observations about the unrighteous man: He is like chaff. 4 The wicked are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind drives away. Well He can and He has. He does not listen to the teaching of the wicked or even spend much time with them. Chapter 1. Psalm 1. 3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. Because here is the root, everything else is the fruit, i.e., the result of one living close to God by living in His eternal, infallible, sure, true and tried Word. This Seems Impossible. Just like the chaff, the unbeliever has no fruit, no value, and no real prosperity. like. So, it’s not permanent. He has no roots. They are like chaff that the wind blows away. Their value, in this view, is very great, and the use of them will increase with the growth of the power of true religion in the heart. They have received God’s blessing, and ought to be a blessing to others, especially to the chaff that will one day be thrown into the fire. Psalm 1 1 Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. So what is chaff? Every time a person is saved it is like a formless piece of chaff being miraculously created into a beautiful new creation of God—with hope and purpose. January 5, 2021. The wicked are the sinners, the scoffers (v. 1), who are like chaff that the wind drives away (v. 4). But after harvest, you garbage the dry and useless husks, and save the edible kernels to be ground into flour. His thoughts, words, and actions are changed. He has no strength of will. Videos {{#signedIn}} {{/signedIn}} {{^signedIn}} ... Psalm 1 - A Foundation To Your Christian Life. It’s not grounded. Think of being blown away. Psalm 1:1-6. Bible Language English. Chaff has absolutely no value, no worth. I tend to think that God first created an unformed earth—like a big lump of clay—out of nothing; then later He formed it as it is now). 5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment. If we make the psalms familiar to us, whatever we have to ask at the throne of grace, by way of confession, petition, or thanksgiving, we may be assisted from thence. As I was thinking of the chaff, I also thought of how the earth was in the beginning. Psalm 1. The lives of the wicked are unproductive in God's sight. As it happened, on the same day (yesterday) that I read Psalm 1, I also read Genesis 1. Toggle navigation. 1 Blessed is the one a. who does not walk b in step with the wicked c. or stand in the way d that sinners take e. or sit f in the company of mockers, g. 2 but whose delight h is in the law of the Lord, i. and who meditates j on his law day and night. meditates meditates Day. It’s not planted like the tree was. Character was also often described as what gave a person weight. Every psalm either points directly to Christ, in his person, his character, and offices; or may lead the believer's thoughts to Him. 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. He is blown wherever the wind happens to blow. The doom of the ungodly is fixed, but whenever the sinner becomes sensible of this guilt and misery, he may be admitted into the company of the righteous by Christ the living way, and become in Christ a new creature. 4 Not so the wicked! Chaff. The righteous are followers of God who delight in the law of God(v. 2) and prosper because of it (v. 3). It is what the person is made off. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. 3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Think of that. And in His law he meditates day and night. He is like chaff. In the final judgment he will be found unrighteous and will be cast into the lake of fire for eternity (Rev. He is just chaff that is blown from place to place with the wind—with the evil world. Psalm 1 is a contrast between the … (1-3) The sinfulness and misery of a wicked man, The ground and reason of both. The lifestyle of the wicked is as unstable and valueless as chaff. Psalm 1 – Trees by Flowing Waters. Required fields are marked *. He has no hope of eternal life. Oh, he may have momentary desires and delights of the flesh, but nothing that will last and nothing that has any lasting (eternal) value. 6 For the Lord knows the way of the righteous. Read. 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. Think of it. How would you like to be compared to chaff? 6 For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the wicked will perish. Yet, this is the one quality which is of single importance. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. “The ungodly are not so”: This is an abrupt contrast, literally “Not so the wicked!” “Chaff”: A frequent Old Testament word picture from harvest time for what is unsubstantial, without value, and worthy only to be discarded. Whether burdened with affliction, struggling with temptation, or triumphing in the hope or enjoyment of deliverance; whether admiring the Divine perfections, thanking God for his mercies, mediating on his truths, or delighting in his service; they form a Divinely appointed standard of experience, by which we may judge ourselves. You Are Heard. Here, by the way, we may let the wicked know they have a thanks to give they little think of; that they may thank the godly for all the good … Psalm 35:5 Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the LORD chase them. Trees are beautiful sights to see. David was the penman of most of the psalms, but some evidently were composed by other writers, and the writers of some are doubtful. 2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. Behold, all things are become new by Divine grace, which changes his soul into the image of the Redeemer. He enters on a new state, and bears a new character. 3 And he will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water. Psalm 1 – The Way of the Righteous and the Way of the Ungodly. ... Chaff. by Hank Workman. 4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. When you think of chaff, do you think of permanence? He has no fruit, no stability, no real prosperity. But they are like chaff which the wind drives away. But they are like chaff which the wind drives away. BOOK ONE (Psalms 1-41) 1 Happy is the man who does not walk according to the advice of the wicked. They’re guilty of sin. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. 5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. Written between the time of Moses around 1440 BC all the way up through the Babylonian captivity of … 6 For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish. Psalm 1 . NIV: New International Version . … And he has no stability. For this purpose no time is amiss.4-6 The ungodly are the reverse of the righteous, both in character and condition. Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. Learn how your comment data is processed. One Question Bible Study: Spiritual Growth. He meditates on the word and delights in it all the time. Wheat chaff is the outer casing of the wheat kernel that has gotten old and is coming off. The chaff may be, for a while, among the wheat, but He is coming, whose fan is in his hand, and who will thoroughly purge his floor. 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