“Live This, Not That” Guide to a Blessed Life via Psalm 1

Russell Minick Crown Heart World

Psalm 1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; 2 but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. 3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. 4 The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. 5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the …

a righteous life is a blessed life

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  At the end of my life, looking back, what would be the best case scenario? A life of… indulgence? avoidance? mediocrity?  How about righteousness?  If by righteousness the idea is: Psalms 1:3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. then, yes; I would like that. In Psalm 1 the one described like a tree lives a blessed life because he rejects shallowness and invests deeply in …

Describing the whole Sermon, including Psalm 1 and Matthew 3-7

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What should life be like? The Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7 is written by a Jewish writer, quoting a Jewish teacher, speaking to a primarily Jewish audience about what makes for a blessed life. Psalm 1 Tree = Blessed  The first psalm in the Jewish book of Psalms also gives a picture of a blessed from a Jewish perspective: soak up the Torah, the revealed Word of God, and you will be like a fresh, strong productive tree (instead of like the chaff waste blown off of grain which …