Psalm 1 [诗篇 1] — Jeff


1, 不从恶人的计谋,不站罪人的道路,不坐亵慢人的座位,

2, 惟喜爱耶和华的律法,昼夜思想,这人便为有福!

3, 他要像一棵树栽在溪水旁,按时候结果子,叶子也不枯乾。凡他所做的尽都顺利。

4, 恶人并不是这样,乃像糠秕被风吹散。

5, 因此,当审判的时候恶人必站立不住;罪人在义人的会中也是如此。

6, 因为耶和华知道义人的道路;恶人的道路却必灭亡。

 

被祝福的人

被祝福要比高兴更好。高兴是依托于环境。当环境不好的时候你也能够被祝福。圣经上说,万事相互效力,让爱神的人得益处。用另一句话说,就是当我们与神同行,哪怕是环境不好,也会得到神的祝福。

与祝福相反的是诅咒。诅咒是对某人说的话,给他们造成的悲痛,痛苦,有时甚至死亡。

在这里,诗篇告诉我们为了得到祝福要避免什么。

不从恶人的计谋的人被祝福

在圣经里,恶人是指没有神的灵在心里的人。当我们认神为我们的主,他就住在我们里面。但是,我们仍然在通过每天更新我们的灵来期待着我们肉体的转变。恶人也指神的灵活在他的里面,但却并没有顺服于他的人。

同行指持续地一步步走。诗人并没有告诉我们这个,但给我们的生活每时每刻作为参考。

 

不站罪人的道路

在生活中,我们的愿望是什么。我们的目标在哪里去了?我们希望达到的目标是什么?我们都选择了一些路径。罪人是住他们的生命中违背神的人。我们的生活的目标和那些不认识神的人有什么不同吗?

当你检查你的生活时,有什么与不顺服神的人不同的吗?

当神和你的灵在一起时,你的生活将与其它人不一样。一旦你与神有了这样的关系,你会得到来自于神的忠告。如果你选择顺服神,你会得到祝福。你的人生将会与不顺服神的人截然不同。

 

不坐亵慢人的座位

要坐在座位上指一个人把别人作为一个法官的判决。自私的人往往是那些不顺服神的人。他们嘲笑他们。他们嘲笑他们,八卦和谴责那些谁遵循神的旨意的朋友。

诗人说,这样做的人被诅咒。然而,当我们环顾世界,我们看到这些人往往富有。他们的生活往往是豪华。他们是有钱人,花时间在他们舒适的假期。然而,“圣经”说,他们是不被祝福。真正的人生不是依托于财富。

这些人里面是空的。他们是神造的,是他居住的地方。上帝是生命。当我们的灵与神同行时,我们能够得到他的平安和喜乐。如果没有他,我们只能慢慢地死去。如果饿了,食物会让我们满足,但我们我们需要神作为我们精神的食粮。如果我们没有他,我们会很饥渴。一些人正在遭受饥饿的痛苦,但他们不认识上帝,不知道让他们满足的是来自于神的平安和喜乐。那些富足却没有神的生活,让人迷失。这些人是得不到神的祝福的。当耶稣基督在地球上的时候,他的门徒跟随他是因为从他的话里能够得到永生。永生并不是指能够活得很久而不死,而是指当下能够让生命更充实。现实生活中的经历,即使遭受不顺,门徒经历的迫害和乐意忍受,因为他们同时获得了永生。神生活在他们的灵里。

1 Blessed is the man, Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners,Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;

2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night.

3 He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.

4 The ungodly are not so, But are like the chaff which the wind drives away.

5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

6 For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the ungodly shall perish.

 

Blessed is the man

To be blessed is more than being happy. Happiness is dependent upon circumstances. You can be blessed even when circumstances seem to be bad. The bible says all things work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose. In other words if we are walking in obedience to God even circumstances which seem bad are actually God working to better our future. Blessed indicates God is actively watching over someone and intervening for their good.

The opposite of blessings are curses. Curses are words spoken against someone to cause them grief, suffering and sometimes death.

Here the psalms commence telling us what to avoid in order to be blessed.

It commences Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly.

In the bible the term ungodly refers to all people who do not have God living in their spirit. When we make God our LORD and Saviour He comes and lives in our spirit making it a new creation. However we are still awaiting a future change to our physical bodies and we are daily renewing our Soul (Our mind, will and emotions). The ungodly also refers to people who have God living in their spirit and yet do not walk in obedience to Him.

Walking involves continually taking steps. The psalmist is not specifically talking about this but is using this as a reference to how we live our life moment by moment – to all our physical acts.

 

Nor stands in the path of sinners

What are our aspirations in life. Where are we aiming to go? What are we hoping to achieve? We are all progressing down some path. Sinners are people who live their lives in rebellion to God. Are our life ambitions the same as people who do not know God?

When you examine your life is it any different to someone who disobeys God?

When God lives in your spirit your life direction will be different from other people. Once you have a relationship with God you will be able to receive his counsel. If you then choose to obey this you will be blessed. The whole direction of you life will be different from others who do not have this relationship with God.

 

Nor sits in the seat of the scornful

To sit in the seat refers to a person bringing judgment on someone else as a judge. Selfish people who rebel against God in disobedience often scorn those who follow Gods counsel. They ridicule them. They mock them. With friends they gossip and condemn those who follow the counsel of God.

The psalmist says that people who do this are cursed. Yet when we look around the world we see these people are often rich. Their lives are often luxurious. They are wealthy and spend their time in comfort seemingly going on vacation after vacation. Yet the bible says they are not blessed. True life is not to be found in prosperity.

These people are empty inside. They were made by God to be his dwelling place. God is life. When God lives in our spirit we have unending access to his peace and joy. Without him you are simply just dying. If you are hungry only food will satisfy. We need God more than food. If we are without Him we hunger for Him. Some people are suffering starvation pains and not knowing they need God are seeking satisfaction peace and joy in other things. Those who are living a prosperous life without God are missing out on what life is all about. If the truth be told they are not truly blessed. When Jesus was on Earth his disciples followed Him because He had the words of eternal life. Eternal life is not just a life that goes on forever and ever. It is the moment by moment experiencing of the fullness of life. An experiencing of real life even when things go wrong. The disciples experienced persecution and yet gladly endured this because they were experiencing eternal life at the same time. The life of God himself living inside of their spirit.

 

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