Hello everyone, and welcome back to another episode in our series on the book of Psalm one titled “The Raging Nations.” And today we’ll be answering the question “What was and is the counsel of the ungodly?” And having learned that the original sin of man was to rebel against God after being given the opportunity to be God’s coregent king. We shall now learn what the ungodly is planning and why the righteous are considered blessed and are avoiding the counsel of the ungodly.
Reading Psalm one and verse one, “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.” The curiosity we have when it comes to Psalm one is why is the righteous avoiding ungodly counsel. And for most of us, it just makes sense to avoid ungodly or wrong counsel.
But what we need to take into consideration on a more political stance, is the counsel of the ungodly for us to understand why the righteous man is avoiding this ungodly or should we say vain counsel of the ungodly because that is what God is calling their counsel. And reading Psalm 2:1 in relationship to verse one of Psalm one we can get a better picture of why the righteous are considered blessed.
Psalm two verse one reads, “Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?” Now, this is the question God is asking the nations as a group because what they are planning is vain and foolish all together. And we may just be asking the question, “Just what is this vain thing the nations are planning?” And to answer that question, what the nations are planning is to fulfill the original sin of their fathers. They are planning an attempt at God’s throne.
Psalm two verse two and three reads, “The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bonds in pieces, and cast away their cords from us.” They are plotting to overthrow God that they may become the sole rulers of God’s creation.
But we know this plot of the ungodly will not prosper, and unless they repent and turn away from their vain plan and counsel, they will perish. And coming to this understanding that unless we repent and turn from our rebellion against God, we will perish. The righteous man is taking action to prepare for what God is about to do against the nations, therefore, he is said to be blessed because the end result for the righteous is that he survived the judgment because upon his repentance and response to God’s law his sins were not counted against him.
Psalms 32:1-2 “Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven; whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit, there is no guile.”
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