The first half of the verse, The Lord watches over (lit., “knows”) the way of the righteous, is best understood by the antithetical parallelism, the way of the wicked will perish. Wisdom from the Psalms 1/3. Like the Hebrew language itself, Hebrew poetry uses vivid images, similes, and metaphors to communicate thoughts and feelings. All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. “By streams of water” continues to paint this picture for us. George Whitefield, the great eighteenth-century evangelist, was hounded by a group of detractors who called themselves the “Hell-fire Club.” They derided his work and mocked him. 1 How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers! Welcome to Spoken Gospel. What is it that pastors and elders ought to be doing? 11:25-27; 3:21f; 4:1f). 14:10-11; 1 Cor. According to Scripture, everything in the church is to flow from and around this emphasis and activity. Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?’ And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself” (Lk. In each of these there is regression from God’s way and progression into sin and Satan’s way. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together” (Col. 1:16-17). The wicked are not in any way like the righteous or the man of blessedness of verses 1-3 in the quality, character, or constitution of their lives. Psalm 1 is a wisdom psalm and it is a "character type" of wisdom psalm where the author contrasts two different ways of life in answering the question, "How does a man become godly and what will be his fate?" 1: Psalm 150 (Live) 1,29€ 2: Psalms : Volume 3 (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms): Psalms 90-150 (English Edition) 33,96€ 3: 150 Psalms for Teens: 9,40€ 4: Gloria/Magnificat/Psalm 150: 12,83€ 5: Christian Psalms 1-150 Videos: 0€ 6: Ich liege wach und bin wie ein Vogel: 150 Psalmen. 19 Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord abstain from wickedness.” 20 Now in a large house there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also vessels of wood and of earthenware, and some to honor and some to dishonor. Unbelievers are separated from believers and the believers go into the Millennium. Unbelievers are separated from believers and the believers go into the Millennium. Then there is a~l, which expresses subjective or relative negation with an appeal to the will. The man who experiences great blessing is one who has a love affair with God’s Word. 6:4f; 1 Cor. God often engineers failure as mirrors of reproof and instruments of growth. But “sinners” here refers to those who have deliberately chosen a way of life, a path contrary to the plan of God as revealed in the Word of God. By turning to God and His infinite Word (Isaiah 55:7-11). 6 Gary W. Johnson, The Coming Evangelical Crisis, John H. Armstrong, General Editor, Moody Press, Chicago, 1996, p. 61. 5:39). It is about seeing how God operated in historical events, through authorial intent, in the texts of scripture to show us more of his glory in Jesus. “And Jesus said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 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