Friday, August 24, 2007

Walketh Not in the Counsel of the Ungodly

A thought from Psalms 1.

1Blessed 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.
2But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
3And 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.

Those that have treated us without Christian Charity are guilty of ungodliness. Those leaders that fall into sin and cover it up and those that aid them in the cover up are sinners. Those preachers who speak proud and boastful taunts against mainstream evangelicals (however wrong they may be) are the scorners.
We are not FOLLOW them (walketh not in the counsel), WALK with them (standeth in the way), or join in their SPIRIT (sitteth in the seat).
We are not to allow their dictates to rule our lives- it would be walking in the counsel of the ungodly! Their lack of Christian Charity has nullified everything else they have said- they have become, as Paul put it, a tinkling cymbal.
What do we do? We turn to the Scriptures and meditate, or think, on our own. If we will do so because our delight is to know Him, then we shall be like a prosperous tree planted.
Truly they who have cast us out and proclaim some future harsh judgment from God on us "know not what Spirit" they are of.

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