Hello everyone, and welcome back to another episode in our podcast and series on the book of Psalm one titled Preparing for the Season. Today’s podcast is titled, “The Righteous Delight.” And in today’s episode we are going to answer the question, “Why did the righteous take delight in the law of God?” And based upon what we have learned in our last episode, the ungodly are planning an attempt at God’s throne. Their plot is to overthrow God in their rebellion.
Now, upon discovering that this is the counsel of the ungodly, the righteous man is said to be avoiding their counsel, and according to Psalm one, he is said to be blessed for doing just that. But understanding to be blessed is to take some form of action and is based on the actions or choices we make in life; we can see why the righteous are taking delight in the law of God.
We believe based upon what we now know, according to Psalm one, the righteous is taking delight in the law of God because of what it contains. And what we believe the law of God contains is God’s instruction on how to plan and prepare for the return of Jesus Christ, and what God is going to do against the counsel of the ungodly. And having discovered God’s plan against the ungodly counsel of the nations, it makes sense why the righteous are taking delight in God’s law.
Now, as an example of why the righteous are taking so much delight in the law of God, let’s look at what God did in the past against the counsel of the ungodly in the days of Noah for us to understand why this was such an important thing for the righteous man to have done in regards to God’s law.
Because before destroying the old world, God said and did two things. First, God made up his mind to destroy the world because of the rebellion of man, and secondly, he warned Noah and told him to prepare himself against what he, God was about to do against evil men.
Genesis six verse seven reads, “The LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.” This was in the heart of God against man, and having a good relationship with God, this plan of God was revealed to Noah, and so Noah was able to take delight in the law of God and so saved his life; along with the lives of his family.
Now, coming across this plan of God against the counsel of the ungodly, the righteous in Psalm one is preparing for the coming season of Judgment God is about to pour out against the nations. And having found grace in the eyes of God, he is wasting no time and so is found to have brought forth fruit in his season.
Proverbs 6:6-8 “Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, provided her meat in the summer and gathered her food in the harvest.”
And while the time is providing for him to prepare against the day of the Lord’s vengeance against the counsel of the ungodly. Like an ant, the righteous are preparing for the season in which he will bring forth fruit.
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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