Psalm 1:1 — 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 (KJV).
I have never met a person who does not want to be blessed. People can joke around, put up a front, and pretend like they don’t need or want anything. But if they are truly honest with themselves, everyone will admit they want to live a blessed life.
Christians want to be blessed by God, but He withholds His favor from many of them. God cannot bless a person who is disobedient. The keys to receiving His blessings are found in the word of God. If you are lacking God’s favor today, I encourage you to pay careful attention. I believe God is going to unlock His blessings in your life. Hallelujah!
There are three things listed in Psalm 1:1 that God does not want us to do. If He is going to be able to bless you, you have to stop doing these things. First of all, do not walk in the counsel of the ungodly.
Ungodly counsel is unavoidable. We cannot get away from it no matter how hard we try. People, media, and society in general will try to get us to speak and act in an ungodly manner. Bad advice is readily available, but you must not walk in it.
Sometimes we will even be given ungodly counsel by people we trust. Perhaps you’ve already walked down this road before. We must be able to discern between what is good advice and what is godly advice. Just because something sounds right, and appeals to our emotions, does not mean it is from God.
I want to encourage you today. If you have listened to ungodly counsel and made some ill-advised decisions, repent and ask God to redirect you. He will help you get back on track. Consult His word and pray. Choose to walk in the counsel of the godly.
Psalm 33:11 — The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the thoughts of His heart through all generations (AMP).
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