How To Have A Blessed Life
I came that they might have life & have it abundantly… John 10:10
Jesus Christ Our Lord
Blessedness is Built on Healthy Habits
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.
Sin Is Progressive
(1) Walk > Stand > Sit.
First, you walk‑‑you’re still moving, but now in the wrong direction. Then, you stand‑‑you’re lingering in sin. Finally, you sit‑‑you’re at ease in the company of scoffers.
Negative Peer Influence Is Progressive
(2) Wicked > Sinners > Scoffers.
First, you’re with the wicked‑‑those who hang loose about God. Then you’re with sinners‑‑those who openly violate God’s commands by missing the mark. Then you’re with scoffers‑‑those who openly reject the truth.
Ungodly Advice Is Progressive
(3) Counsel > Path > Seat.
First, you listen to counsel‑‑you begin thinking wrong thoughts. Then, you stand in the path‑‑you engage in wrong behavior. Finally, you sit in the seat‑‑you belong to the wrong crowd and have adopted the fatal attitude of the scoffer. And Satan’s got you!
The Habit of Constant Deliberation In God’s Word
Psalm 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on His Law he meditates day and night.
Healthy Choices Result in Spiritual Health
Psalm 1:3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.
A Life Outside of God’s Word Wastes Away
Psalm 1:4 Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away.
Blessedness & Wickedness Have Eternal Consequences
Psalm 1:5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
A Blessed Life Is a Secure Life
Psalm 1:6 For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.
John 15:5-6 I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not remain in Me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.