This is the final 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. It is not going to very fun not being a believer. The good news is, it will only take a few seconds for the transition from being an unbeliever to become a believer. The procedures are stated in the fifth installment.
Here is the final verse:
6For the Lord knows and is fully acquainted with the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly [those living outside God’s will] shall perish (end in ruin and come to nought).
Psalm 1:6 (Amplified Bible)
The first part tells us that Lord knows and is fully acquainted with the way of the righteous. Who are the righteous? I believe I have shown that in earlier installments. Being righteous is not a result of doing the right things. That is self-righteous. As Christians, our righteousness is by grace through faith. As long as you have received Jesus into your heart, God sees you as righteous.
God knows and is fully acquainted with our way. Why? Our way is his way. His ways always lead to success and prosperity. After all, he is quite a successful and prosperous person. If we follow him, we will definitely receive the same result.
However, it is not going to be very fun to be out of his will. The verse says the way of the ungodly [those living outside God’s will] shall perish (end in ruin and come to nought). Those who chose to live outside the will of God will perish. Perish means ending in ruins and come to nought. This tells me that as long as we are living in the will of God, we will never perish. Our ending will never be in ruins.
If there is a movie on your life, this movie will end in glory. It will show you living happy ever after with success and prosperity. Do you like this ending? If you do, you will have to live in the will of God. I suggest you read the entire “God wants you to prosper in everything you do” series to get the full message from God through Psalm 1.