Walk, Stand, Sit

Psalm 1:1 (NKJ) Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;

I want to draw your attention to 3 words in this passage. Walk, stand, and sit. Who are you receiving counsel from? Who’s path are you walking in? Who’s seat are you sitting in?

As a Christian (a follower of Jesus) our spiritual growth and development depends on our associations. Don’t misunderstand me to say that we can’t have any relationships with the lost, how will we reach them if not?

This is another issue. This is the issue of close relationships, those that advise us, those that we walk together with. These close relationships should be reserved, for faith filled, godly people who believe God wholeheartedly.

When we surround ourselves with people who speak into our lives who are cynical, ungodly, and sinful there is a spiritual digression that takes place. You start by walking, but if it’s with the ungodly, it won’t be long before you’re standing. If you stand in the path of sinners you will soon be sitting in the seat of the scornful (mocker, doubter, cynic)

In order to reach out to those who need Jesus, we must be spiritually established and strong (blessed). Then we can make a difference in their lives.

Don’t allow the slow spiritual digression of wrong associations stop you in your tracks and ultimately wondering if God is even real.

Surround yourself with the church, and go on an all out evangelistic lifestyle, that will bring spiritual progress to the life of others. Get them to sit with you in the seat of faith, to stand with you in the path of the righteous, and finally lead them to walk with the Godly.

That’s the way Christianity works.

Thoughts?

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One thought on “Walk, Stand, Sit

  1. Surround yourself with people whose hearts seek after God. “Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.” Proverbs 27:17. We should be careful who we let influence our lives. ”The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.” I went to college with someone who shared the same birthday as me. He was on the basketball team and did well in school. He died at age 24 from an accidental drug overdose. His mom said he never did drugs until he began to hang around the wrong crowd. We need friends who can give us Godly counsel. God often uses our friends to tell us what we need to hear. “The godly offer good counsel, they know what is right from wrong” Psalm 37:30. When we are going through a spiritual battle, our friends can help us fight. We simply can’t do everything alone without other Christians. We need each other to fend off Satan and his followers. “Where there is no counsel, the people fall; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety” Proverbs 11:14. “A wise man is strong, yes, a man of knowledge increases strength; for by wise counsel you will wage your own war, and in a multitude of counselors there is safety” Proverbs 24:5. “Every purpose is established by counsel; by wise counsel wage war” Proverbs 20:18. “Without counsel, plans go awry, but in the multitude of counselors they are established” Proverbs 15:22. “Listen to counsel and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter days.” Proverbs 19:20. “Cease listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge” Proverbs 19:27. This is why God tells us not to be unequally yoked with unbelievers. Who we chose to listen to can powerfully impact our hearts and our actions.

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