Hello everyone, and welcome back to another episode in our podcast and series on the book of Psalm chapter one titled Preparing for the Season. Today’s podcast is titled “The Coming Season.” And in today’s episode, we are going to answer the question, “What was the season in which the righteous brought forth fruit?” And looking back at our last episode, we know the season for which the righteous is making preparation is the season of God’s judgment.
Because in Psalm one, it has been revealed the ungodly will not stand in the judgment, and we know he will not stand because he scoffed at God’s law which was God’s instruction on how to escape his coming vengeance against their evil counsel. And making preparation for the day of vengeance, the righteous were able to bring forth fruit in that day.
But just why will the ungodly fall in the judgment and is described to be like chaff in the wind? Well, it’s because of his unpreparedness, that is why it is said the righteous is refusing to scorn the word of God. Because upon realizing what God was about to do, he began to make preparations against the day of vengeance.
However, the interesting thing about Psalm one and its description of the ungodly is that it is also revealing that the ungodly are not ignorant to the plan of God against their vain plan to rebel against his authority. And we know this because he had the opportunity to be scornful, to resist the word of God by standing in the way of sinners, he is able to act this way because the law of God was revealed to him.
But although the law was revealed to him and he was aware of God’s decision to act against their evil counsel to do away with God’s people, they ignored God’s warning to repent and so did nothing to prepare for the season or appointed day of God’s wrath.
Therefore, when the day came around, that is the season of vengeance, the ungodly was unprepared, and being unprepared was described to be like chaff in the wind. However, when we compare the righteous to the ungodly, he is said to be blessed, and it’s only because he took the warning seriously and made preparation for the season of Judgment.
Jeremiah 17:5-8 “Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departed from the LORD. For he shall be like the heath in the desert and shall not see when good come; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land that is not inhabited.
Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreads out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.” And because he planned for the day of vengeance the righteous survived the season.
John 3:19 “And this is the condemnation, that light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil.” And because their deeds are evil, the world is ignoring the word and warning of God to repent. They simply love the darkness.
Well, thank you for joining us today, and we hope you will join us again next time as we continue on our journey through Psalm chapter one.
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