Friday, February 08, 2013

Psalms - Songs from a Shepherd's Harp

Psalm 1 - Happiness is...

"He shall be like a tree planted..."

Introduction: "Middle C – everything flows up and down from that mysterious middle C – the dividing line between Treble and Base. But God doesn’t start the music of heaven with middle C. God finds a high note and starts there! Psalms begins with a very high note, “Blessed”, “Happy”! In Hebrew – the plural of magnitude… “happy, happy is the man!” God does not dole out His blessings one at a time, He pours them out in plural! The word ‘blessednesses’ is not found in the singular in Hebrew because there is no such thing as a single blessing; wherever there is one there is another." (1)


I. The Person God Blesses (verses 1-3)

“Blessed is the man…”

a) He is Separated from the World

b) He is Saturated by the Word

c) He is Situated by the Water

II. The Person God Judges (verses 4-6)

“The ungodly are not so…”

a) He is Driven

b) He is Doomed

c) He is Damned (See Revelation 20:11-15)


Are you a happy (blessed) person? The answer to that question reveals a lot about your character and destiny.
There are only two ways and two destinies: (see Matthew 7:13, 14)

(1) Exploring the Psalms, John Phillips

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