Psalms 1 The Righteous Shall Not Be Moved

1 How happy is the one who does not
walk in the advice of the wicked
or stand in the pathway with sinners
or sit in the company of mockers!

HappyEsher in Hebrew means joyful or to be in bliss.
True happiness is found after one rejects any sinful participation with sinful men.

2 Instead, his delight is in the Lord’s instruction,
and he meditates on it day and night.

Those who do reject a lifestyle of sin shows that they love the Word of God and desire to please the Lord Jesus Christ.

3 He is like a tree planted beside flowing streams
that bears its fruit in its season
and whose leaf does not wither.
Whatever he does prospers.

When you base your life in God’s Word, God’s favor shall be poured out on you. It does not matter the size of the whirlwind headed your way, you shall not be moved.

4 The wicked are not like this;
instead, they are like chaff that the wind blows away.

The wicked in their case has no anchor to keep them secure and immovable because they have rejected the Word of God.

5 Therefore the wicked will not stand up in the judgment,
nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

In the judgment seat of Christ, the Atheists, the Mormons, the Jehovah Witnesses, Islam, and any other group who has rejected the inerrancy of the Word of God and the person of Jesus Christ as revealed in Scripture shall be found guilty.

6 For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked leads to ruin.

The Lord God is watching those for their good who love His Word and are obeying it. But, those who do not love His Word, have walked away from the only person that can give them eternal life, Jesus Christ. 

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What Does It Mean To Be Salt? Matthew 5:13

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Matthew 5:13 (NKJV)

“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.

Salt

2 Kings 2:19-22 (NKJV)

19 Then the men of the city said to Elisha, “Please notice, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord sees; but the water is bad, and the ground barren.”

20 And he said, “Bring me a new bowl, and put salt in it.” So they brought it to him. 21 Then he went out to the source of the water, and cast in the salt there, and said, “Thus says the Lord: ‘I have healed this water; from it there shall be no more death or barrenness.’ ” 22 So the water remains healed to this day, according to the word of Elisha which he spoke.

Salt brings healing to the person’s soul through faith in Jesus Christ. It is the Eternal Gospel by which it transforms our attitude to that of Christ. 

To have Christ’s attitude

  • Ephesians 4:29 (NKJV) Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.
  • Colossians 4:6 (NKJV) Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.

Grace: Kindness and blessings. Strong’s# 5485

  • Romans 14:19 (NKJV) Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another.

Peace & Edify: To love your neighbor as yourself and lift their spirits up by giving them hope in Jesus Christ

Light

John 8:12 (NKJV)

Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”

Darkness: Spiritual blindness. Not knowing what is the truth and what is false

The light in us will reveal Jesus to those in the darkness. It also means that we walk and live according to the truth as we longer are blind.

Salt and light are best seen by seasoning our lives and others with God’s Word which will produce good fruits for God’s glory by bringing people into a relationship with Jesus Christ. 

To lose the saltiness one has to deny the inerrancy of Scripture. 

Scripture reveals the truth about Jesus and shows you how to live for Him. God speaks to you through His Word and it strengthens your faith. Without holding firmly to the Word of God, you will be destroyed.

Matthew 7:26-27

26 “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: 27 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”

As A Christian, Are You Prepared To Answer Any Basic Questions From The Opposition Or From Those Who Are Sincere?

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A couple of nights ago, I watched a video on YouTube of a Muslim who asked a Christian why he believes that the Bible is the Word of God. Sadly to say, his response was less than satisfactory. His answer to the Muslim was, “the same way you believe in the Qur’an.” I think that the hardest questions are the easiest because we never spend time in trying to understand the deeper meaning of it. This is why many Christians today have a hard time answering simple questions especially when the question is spontaneous, not expecting it. 

How about you Christian, why do you believe that the Bible is God’s Word?

I started to think about this question and what I said was, I believe it is God’s Word because…

  1. The Bible declares that about itself
  2. It proves it through fulfilled prophecies

After I said that, not to myself but to my wife who was next to me, I didn’t feel satisfied. In the morning when I woke up and went downstairs to pray, God answered my question that was in my heart. I say this because, in prayer, I didn’t ask Him, He just answered it seeing my heavy heart on the topic. When I was praying like so, “Father in heaven, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, thank You Lord for Your death and resurrection” When I said the word resurrection, God opened my understanding. I immediately understood that the Bible we as Christians hold on our hands is the Word of God (Not that I didn’t believe it but it gave me more understanding) because Jesus rose from the grave. Everything Jesus said about Himself, the Father, the Holy Spirit, heaven, angels, and hell is true because when He died, He didn’t stay dead like everyone else who has died but came back to life to show 500 plus witnesses that He was God and everything He said can be trusted. 

When the Lord told me the deep meaning of the resurrection that it substantiates His Word, I thought about 1 Corinthians 15:13-14 which says, 13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised; 14 and if Christ has not been raised, then our proclamation is without foundation, and so is your faith.

I would like to challenge all of my brothers and sisters in Christ to study these questions and be prepared to answer them.

  1. If God is so good why is there so much evil in the world?
  2. I was born gay because God made me this way, why is it sinful?
  3. Show me an evidence of God’s existence?
  4. If God really exists, why don’t I hear from Him when I pray?
  5. If God is in control of everything then all these troubles that have come my way were from God so God is not really all good.
  6. Why did God command Joshua to kill men, women, and children?

These are some of the questions that roam around WordPress from Atheists, New Agers, Agnostics and the ones who are truly sincere in finding out the answers. You must study, study, and more study so you won’t be caught off guard and at the same time give a Godly Biblical answer to their questions. Allow the Holy Spirit to use you in a mighty way. But, you must first give God time by being in His Word and desire to be taught by Him or else how can you answer their questions.