Welcome to Spoken Gospel. (Rev. Since this is true, should we not pursue the way of blessedness both for now (God’s glory and spiritual stability in this life) and eternity (God’s glory and eternal rewards)? Its organization, its fellowship, its works, testimony, witness, and giving. This is the emphasis and declaration of David in Psalm 19:7-11. 1: Psalm 150 (Live) 1,29€ 2: Psalms : Volume 3 (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms): Psalms 90-150 (English Edition) 33,96€ 3: 150 Psalms for Teens: 9,40€ 4: Gloria/Magnificat/Psalm 150: 12,83€ 5: Christian Psalms 1-150 Videos: 0€ 6: Ich liege wach und bin wie ein Vogel: 150 Psalmen. It connotes movement toward the formation of habits or patterns. Wisdom From The Psalms is a popular daily Bible devotion. As one who delights and meditates in the Word, Scripture is consulted and used as a guide for whatever he does (Prov. The wicked are earthdwellers, those bent on getting all the gusto they can out of this life with little or no concern for God and eternity. First the word with obedience and application, and then there is production. (3) Then there is the contrast between the results of the two ways of life; the godly are stable and fruitful, but the ungodly are unstable and face sure judgment. “Of sinners.” “Sinners” is the Hebrew j^ff`a. These words contrast two lifestyles: (a) The righteous cling to God, love His Word, and as a result are restrained, stable, upright, and just. Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. How much fruit each tree yields depends on several factors: (1) The filling of the Holy Spirit or the abiding life (John 15:1-7; Gal. We are all sinners. In each of these there is regression from God’s way and progression into sin and Satan’s way. Proverbs 1:7 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Colossians 3:16 “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” Ephesians 5:15 5:22-23). It refers to a restless, unquiet condition which, in its agitation and unquieted passions, runs from one thing to another seeking happiness and peace, often at the hurt of others. Psalm 1 calls the reader to a life of obedience; Psalm 73 (Brueggemann's crux psalm) faces the crisis when divine faithfulness is in ... because they impart wisdom. The judgment of the Bema follows the rapture. It’s the picture of mental, emotional, and spiritual stability in every kind of situation (see Phil. 2:1b where it means, “devise”). In this first volume of a three-volume commentary on the book of Psalms, Old Testament scholar John Goldingay provides a lucid introduction to the Psalter and fresh commentary on Psalms 1–41. Psalm 1 invites all readers of the Psalter to delight in God, his revelation, and the lifestyle that results from his care for the wise. Psalm one is a wisdom Psalm. This verb actually means “to transplant,” not merely “plant.” This is rich and significant. The Psalms, like the other wisdom literature of the Old Testament (Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes), is Hebrew poetry. Sometimes God has to engineer failure and pressures before He can bring about success—His kind of success—in our lives. “Wicked” is a Hebrew word (r`sh`u) which has as its root idea, “to be loose, unstable.” This word carries two ideas. These words also contrast the results of these different lifestyles: (a) The righteous are stable, fruitful, and will be rewarded. We can’t. If you are interested there is a thorough study on this subject entitled, Bibliology: The Doctrine of the Written Word available on the Biblical Studies Foundation web site at www.bible.org in the theology section. 3:1-4). “By streams of water” continues to paint this picture for us. By-in-large, the wicked live primarily for this life. 8:28-29, 38-39). “Blessed is the man who.” “Who” is a function word which introduces us to the person who is so blessed, one who has the qualities of life which lead to blessedness. 11:25-27; 3:21f; 4:1f). Yes, to this day whenever Moses is read a veil lies over their hearts. 17:6). Scripture teaches that the believer, if he continues on in a life of carnality, can begin to look like the wicked (1 Cor. More specifically, Psalm 1 has thematic similarities with the book of Proverbs. As it is presented, it demonstrates the process of retrogression, which always occurs when men are not advancing in God’s words and way of life. “In the law of the Lord.” This is the object of our delight. John 15:16 with verse 27). (3) Judgment of living Jews (Matt. Blessedness is a choice, but to be blessed, one must by faith obey the conditions; he must pursue the way of blessedness as described in this Psalm. Please note, this is a promise from God and a well established fact of life. 8:1; John 5:24; Rom. Psalm 1. Eph. First, it means to be loose with reference to morals. 4:1-4). There are several categories of fruit: (a) The character of Jesus Christ (Gal. But when the veil is taken away by the Spirit, and we see the Gospel throughout the Bible, we don’t just get new information or discover clever connections. Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?’ And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself” (Lk. This is a beatitude. Here is a contrast between character and destiny. The point is, our path or course is fully known by the Lord and He cares for us with God’s loving and providential care as a father his child and like the vinedresser cares for His vineyard (Ps. The passage is not speaking about complying with a system of works or self-righteous pharisaism, nor complying with a special formula so one may then experience blessedness. Note again the recurring biblical principle: First the root, then fruit. But the primary focus of this text is on the future judgment. There are five future judgments with regard to mankind: (1) The Judgment Seat of Christ, the Bema. In fact, we are convinced that reading the Bible without seeing how it points us to Jesus is to read the Bible with a veil over it. We never stand still! This is why Christ had to die for our sin so we might have His righteousness. It is whatever misses the will of God for man doctrinally or morally. 4:14-20; John 4:37-38). 1. Paste this code to embed an HTML5 audio player with controls. Then we can quite naturally begin to behave like sinners, acting more and more like the world. 3:12f). 6-19; 1 Thess. There are praise Psalms, lament Psalms, and enthronement Psalms and all contain wisdom, of course, but as an introduction and door to the rest of the Psalms, this Psalm declares in just a few words some of the most basic but profound truths and propositions of the Bible. It isn’t about overlooking the historical events or the author’s intent, to see something mystical and secret. Blessing is pronounced, but only on those who comply with certain divine demands or spiritual qualities. Under the guidance of God, we become conquerors in a world that tries … Applications of this principle for the New Testament believer are multiplied ad infinitum both positionally (Eph. 3 He will be like a planted tree over streams of water, producing its fruit during its season. One is reminded of Paul’s statement in 2 Timothy 2:19-20. 17:5-8). Wisdom from the Psalms 1/2. Gesenius, the great lexicographer, says it originally meant “to bend, incline toward,” so it includes the ideas of “desire, pleasure, inclination, satisfaction.” It is a term for positive volition. Q. 3:14-16). In the Old Testament, Israel was viewed as the wife of yahweh and in the New Testament the church is the bride of Jesus Christ. (5) The conditions in which we labor, the preparedness of the soil (Mk. “Blessed” is plural in the Hebrew and literally means, “Oh the blessednesses, or the blessings.” It is an intensive plural and is designed to emphasize the multiplicity of blessings and happiness to those who fulfill the requirements marked out in this Psalm. It is the principle of living life independently of the details of life for one’s happiness (Phil. However, the key subject is the centrality of God’s Word to the life and fruitfulness of the righteous who truly love His Word. (2) It also pictures the concept of growth and time. (2) The way of the godly is set forth by way of a contrast: negatively, what the godly do not do (1:1), and positively, what the godly do (1:2). There are three things the man who is blessed must avoid. A beatitude pronounces blessing upon a certain group of people. 2 R. Laird Harris, Gleason L. Archer, Jr., Bruce K. Waltke, Theological Word Book of the Old Testament, Vol. This is our journey to speak the gospel out of every corner of scripture. The righteous cannot perish because they are in both the hand of the Father and in the hand of His Son, the Lord Jesus (John 10:28-30). Note, “how blessed is the man who …” The article specifies a certain kind of man, “the man who obeys the actions of this passage.”. “Delight” is the Hebrew word [email protected]. 57:20-21; Ps. That is our goal in this podcast. “In the path.” “Path” is the Hebrew word D#r#K and means, “a way, course of action, journey, manner, work.” It refers to one’s conduct, behavior patterns, habits and responses. We might paraphrase, “Oh how very, very happy is the one who …”. It refers to one who is actively engaged in putting down the things of God and His Word. It is an examination for rewards or loss of rewards in heaven, i.e., forfeiture of privileges of service (Rom. One of the reasons Scripture is a delight, like honey in the honey comb, is because it is truth. It draws the reader’s attention to both the uselessness of the wicked and to the ease with which God deals with them, like the wind that so easily picks up the chaff and blows it away. by: Crenshaw, James L. 1934- Published: (2000) Introduction to Psalms and Wisdom by: Kugel, James L. 1945- Published: (1999) ; Reclaiming biblical wisdom psalms: a response to Crenshaw by: Kuntz, John K. 1934- Published: (2003) Writing with a scholar’s eye and a pastor’s heart, Goldingay considers the literary, historical, and grammatical dimensions of the text as well as its theological implications. The Psalms are the most popular, most universally loved and used book in the Bible, which in turn is the most popular book in the world. The Psalms have a wonderful capacity to capture the reality of our human experience. “For by him all things were created…all things were created through him and for him. It is not, however, an unconditional pronouncement, nor a pronouncement of bliss or a life without problems. This means value choices! (New … “But” is K’a]m in the Hebrew text. This emphasis is borne out throughout Scripture (cf. 2, Moody Press, Chicago, 1980, p. 766. by: Gerstenberger, Erhard S. 1932- Published: (2000) Die Psalmen: eine Einführung by: Seybold, Klaus 1936-2011 Published: (1986) Psalm 1 — An Entity (4) God’s own special blessing and use of our gifts (1 Cor. Compare: Isaiah 53:10-11 (“the good pleasure,” i.e., the purpose, business, cause); Isaiah 58:13 (“your own pleasure,” i.e., business, affairs); and Proverbs 31:13 (“and works at the ‘business of her hands’”).3 The principle is that the study of God’s Word is to be one of the key purposes and affairs in our life in which we delight and to which we give careful attention. Seeing Jesus and his Gospel throughout the whole Bible is not about trying to see something that isn’t really there, but trusting the Spirit of God to show us what is really there. 5:22-23, 16); (b) the exercise of our spiritual gifts in Christian service (1 Pet. Some of these profess to be Christians, and I don’t doubt that many of them are. 1 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. You are viewed as in a confederacy with them. It is accurate, reliable and actively powerful (Ps. 2:1-12; Matt. “But his delight is in …” This statement is emphatic in two ways: by the fact it is a nominal clause (no finite verb), and by the word order. We all miss the mark, and none of us are perfect nor will we ever be perfect in this life. Sin is the transgression of the Law. Wisdom psalms? According to Scripture, everything in the church is to flow from and around this emphasis and activity. It means, “Oh, the blessedness.” It stresses this as a fact to those who fulfill the conditions or proposition of the passage. Literally, we may translate, “in all that he may do he continually or repeatedly prospers.” “Prospers” is the Hebrew x`[email protected]~j, “prosper, succeed, be profitable.” The root means to accomplish satisfactorily what is intended.4 Real prosperity results from the work of God in the life of one who meditates on His Word. In the original Hebrew text, this contrast is strongly emphasized by the lack of a connective between these sections called asyndeton, and by the word order. The purpose of the Tribulation judgments is to purge out the rebels and bring Israel to the Messiah. 4:17f). The conjunction “but” is a strengthened form in the Hebrew text and is somewhat emphatic. But let’s first note how the author develops this because it is so instructive and is a warning in itself. The word “delight” was also used of that in which one takes delight as in one’s business, pursuits, or affairs of life. Compare Lot in Genesis 13:11. But does God really mean this? It refers to those who are guided and controlled by their own desires, emotions, impulses of the mind and flesh rather than by the Word and the Holy Spirit. Wisdom from the Psalms 1/1. I fear that this may be only the tip of a massive iceberg.6. The way of wisdom is the way of godliness. 19:7-9; Prov. And sometimes God allows severe suffering for other reasons as He did with Job. This does not deny the ministry and work of the Holy Spirit or other valid functions of the church like music, but central to everything is the Word (Jam. 4:10-12). But for the complete picture we need New Testament revelation. 4:17f), and by the pressures or problems of life for which they have no answer. “And Jesus said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! The Search OF the Savior: Why Jesus Came, Part 2 (Gal. “Of the Lord.” yahweh is a genitive of source, i.e., the law or Scripture which comes from the LORD. In the progress of revelation, the Old Testament does not give us the details of the last judgments as does the New Testament. Prov. “In the counsel.” “Counsel” is the Hebrew [email protected]>h which means, “purpose, plan, resolution of the will,” or “deliberation, viewpoint, way of thinking.” It refers to a mental attitude, a state of mind, or viewpoint that determines the decisions that we make. He “journeyed eastward,” walking in the way of sinners. 4:14; Jer. “And Jesus said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Spiritual growth doesn't just happen. This must not be understood in the sense of legalistic obedience to a set of rules and principles, like a prescription or a formula, but in the sense of an obedience of faith that such a life brings to the one who believes the concepts of this passage. In Old Testament times there were the prophets and teaching priests; there was even a school of the prophets led by Elijah and Elisha. '. We saw in verse 1 that one of the basic ideas of this word was to be loose or unstable, and so it means to be loose ethically. But we must, in the practical application of this, personally respond to His plan. The problem, especially in our ‘instant tea’ society, we want and expect an overnight transformation and change. The Tribulation begins after the rapture, thus it begins only with unbelievers. This isn’t about seeing beyond the text or through the text. The Apostle Paul emphatically teaches us that nothing can separate us from the love of God which is anchored in Christ (Rom. By-in-large, people of the Word will gain the capacity to be wise and stable in areas such as their business or the office which could mean promotions or higher profits. He has taken us out of Satan’s domain of darkness and placed us into the kingdom of His dear Son (Rom. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Does debt affect giving in modern times in light of the Israelite tithe and slaves? Isa. It follows the thousand-year reign of Christ and pertains only to unbelievers. It involves only the church, the body of Christ. (5) Emblematic—One line conveys the main point, the second line illuminates it by an image (42:1; 23:1). They are not advancing in their life with Christ, but are materialistic, earthly-oriented, living as earthdwellers and not sojourners. It is often used in Scripture in a protective sense and refers to God’s providential care and love, which includes the eternal security of believers and His divine provision. By way of application, God has provided the inspired word, the canon of Scripture and gifted teachers of the Word. On one occasion one of them, a man named Thorpe, was mimicking Whitefield to his cronies, delivering his sermon with brilliant accuracy, perfectly imitating his tone and facial expressions, when he himself was so pierced that he sat down and was converted on the spot.7. But why? Just as one would read the love letters of his or her sweetheart, so are we to read and study God’s Word with the same delight. It also means being prepared to bear fruit when opportunity knocks (2 Tim. Where is the church, indeed, even the evangelical church today? 13:24-42). 9:6b), (b) “do not proceed in the way of evil men” (Prov. (3) It also pictures ministry. Since everything in the world is about Jesus, certainly the Bible, which is his word, is about him too. “In the seat.” “Seat” is the Hebrew word mosh`B. The passive voice is the voice of grace. It is the believer’s responsibility to respond to God’s provision and to plant themselves regularly in a seat where they can drink from these water resources. How can the Bible have such a stabilizing affect on a person’s life? It has been compared to the Sermon on the Mount. A tree portrays stability and the capacity to withstand the storms of life (Jer. “Streams” is P#l#G from P*l^G and means “to divide, split.” The word was used of cutting a water channel for irrigation, or of the land divided by rivers, ravines, and streams. 6:32; John 15:1f). 2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. Blessing comes from growth in the plan of God through fellowship with Him and through the Word of God. The church in Corinth is an illustration of this. Verse one portrays this truth in three degrees of degeneration, each a little more permanent, settled, and embedded into one’s life. Usually these segments will be broken up by the text itself, pausing for reflection where the literature seems to tell us to stop and take account. Note that that quality which characterizes the life of the blessed above everything else which could be mentioned is one’s relationship to the Word of God (Ps. “Who” is the Hebrew relative pronoun, a&sh#r. While believers have a heavenly position and an eternal inheritance secured by the work of Jesus Christ, the experience of their blessings, the increase of their capacity to appreciate the Lord, and their capacity for happiness is directly proportional to their knowledge and application of the Word. This judgment also comes at the end of the Tribulation and is carried out by Christ on earth. They are often identified with “but.”. The Old Testament spoke of the time of the Tribulation (the time of Jacob’s trouble or Daniel’s 70th week), of a last judgment, and of the gathering of the righteous before God. 6:19-24). 3:13-15, verse 15 uses the verb form of our word “delight”). When it involves indifference to heavenly treasure as believers, it means loss of rewards and a failure to use this life as partners with Him in His life and enterprise on earth. Its subject matter is very general and basic, but it touches on two subjects that continually occur throughout the Psalms. Now listen to the sound of the text in Hebrew, a~shr? It came from an Arabic verb (a sister language) which meant “to be mindful of, attentive to,” and so it came to mean, “keep, protect.” When something delights us, we become preoccupied with it and we tend to protect and guard it. So how does the wicked forsake his wicked way? 20). (2) Tribulation Judgments: Also known as Jacob’s trouble and Daniel’s 70th week. 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