This is the fifth installment on my study on Psalm 1. It is important for you to read the earlier installments in order to understand the full context in this article. If you have not read it, I suggest you refer to the articles of the same title except for the numbers at the end. You can find them under the Category of “Articles From Yeap Chee Seng”.
Here is a brief rerun on the earlier installments. We know that God wants us blessed. In order to receive his blessings we are not to follow the ways of the world and to meditate on His Word. Through this, we will be firmly planted and able to withstand any storms in life. We will prosper in everything we do. Unfortunately the wicked will not enjoy similar privileges.
Verse 5 elaborates more on their destiny.
5Therefore the wicked [those disobedient and living without God] shall not stand [justified] in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous [those who are upright and in right standing with God].
Psalm 1:5 (Amplified Bible)
The first part of the above verse gives us the definition of the wicked, which is those disobedient and living without God. If you happen to belong to the above definitions then I suggest you repent. Repentance means turning around. Turn from your religious and worldly views toward the views of God as written in the Bible.
The wicked will not be justified in the judgement and the sinners in the congregation of the righteous. What judgement is this? Obviously it is the judgement of sins. This judgement is not going to be fun but don’t let that worries you. All of us are going to face this judgement unless someone else has taken this judgement for us. Through Jesus’s death at the Cross, we are made righteous in the eyes of God.
16 For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes—the Jew first and also the Gentile.
17 This Good News tells us how God makes us right in his sight. This is accomplished from start to finish by faith. As the Scriptures say, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life.”
Romans 1:16-17 (NLT)
So it is clear that wherever we see the phase “judgement for the wicked” or “sinners”, it is not applicable for you if you are a christian. However, if you are not one, I suggest you be one. The price for your salvation had been paid. All you have to do is receive. Here is what you need to do:
9 If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.
11 As the Scriptures tell us, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be disgraced.”
12 Jew and Gentile are the same in this respect. They have the same Lord, who gives generously to all who call on him.
13 For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Romans 10:9-13 (NLT)
According to the Bible, all you have to do is to confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead. The whole process will only take a few seconds of your time but the result will last for eternity. The moment you have done the above, you are now a christian. In the eyes of God, you are righteous. At the last part of Psalm 1:5 (Amplified Bible) a righteous person is defined as those who are upright and in right standing with God.
You will be entitled to all the blessings of prosperity from God. However, God will not force you to be prosperous. If you are not interested in the prosperity from God, God will respect your decision. However if you are interested to acquire all the blessings God wants you to have, you will have to develop your faith. You can start by looking for a church that preaches faith, read and listen to faith messages from the Bible and other faith source like this blog.
It only takes a few seconds to start.