Hello everyone, and welcome to our “Blessed is the Man.” Series where we investigate what it means to be blessed by God and how to tap into God’s blessing. But before we get into the first episode of our series titled “Why he is Blessed” I want to thank you for your on-going support in launching our “Year 2020” plan to reach the wold with the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
We want this to be a special and blessed year for everyone, and we hope you will be encouraged by the results of your contribution to our, and your ministry. It is to be understood, that for us to accomplish God’s call on our individual lives, we must work together corporately because we simply cannot do without each other support.
Welcome back to our series, “Blessed is the Man” My name is Kevin founder, Director, and President of Spectacle for Christ International Ministries. And to begin our series we are going to look at what it means to be blessed by God and how to tap into our blessing.
We will begin our reading from Psalm one, and after our reading, we will in this episode pay close attention to verses one and two of our reading. And reading from the book of Psalm is ‘Name”
Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sit in the seat of the scornful;
2 but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on His law doth he meditates day and night.
3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water that brings forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither, and whatsoever he does shall prosper.
4 The ungodly are not so but are like the chaff which the wind drives away.
5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
6 For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Verses One and Two
“Why is he Blessed?
Is the subject of today’s topic taken from Psalm one with our focus on Psalm 1:1-2. And the question we are asking as part of our study is “Why is he blessed?” but to answer this question we first need to understand what it means to be blessed or receive a blessing. I say this because growing up I would often hear people use the phrase in a greeting, or to say good bye, and or to wish someone well that is facing hardship.
Sorry to say this, but growing up in the Church, I often find this to be confusing, and most of the time discouraging for a few reasons. One, I could not see how the person that was greeted with the phrase ‘God blesse you” benefited from the announcement. Worse off, I couldn’t see how the person going through hardship benefited from the hopeful announcement to be blessed.
For me it was a confusing mess that erected a wall of doubt in the bible and the life of Christianity, that is until I read the writing of James the brother of Christ. Upon listening to James and understanding what he was communicating to the Church, I quickly discovered we were doing all wrong. James describes the word blessed with the statement “If a brother or sister be naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you say unto them, “Depart in peace; be ye warmed and filled,” without giving them those things which are needful to the body, what doth it profits?” James 2:15-16.
Well, James was speaking regarding faith and the works that goes along with faith for it to truly be faith. But can we connect this behavior to using the phrase “May God bless you?” I believe we can because to be blessed is to have something of value.
So, how does this relate to Psalm one, and “why is the man who walked not in the way and counsel of the ungodly blessed?” Why will he be able to stand in judgment and not the ungodly, why will he prosper like a tree planted by rivers of water? And what did he received that was of such value that we can truly say he was blessed that we might learn to walk in the way of the Lord?
“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sit in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on His law does he meditates day and night.”
Conclusion of part one
Well, that is where we end our first episode in the series “Blessed is the man” Please know you can follow us on our website by subscribing to our blog where you will receive updates on new series and episodes as they are produced and published. You can also submit your prayer requests on our website, we are sure to reach out to you, so we can prayer together that God will truly bless your life.
Thank you again for your support of this ministry, and we hope you’ll join us again for part two in our series “Blessed is the man”