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God Wants You To Be Happy

  1. "How blessed is the man who..." (v. 1-3)
    • First, negatively...
      • "Does not walk in the counsel of the wicked "
      • "Nor stand in the path of sinners "
      • "Nor sit in the seat of scoffers "
    • On the other hand, positively... (v.2)
      • "His delight is in the law of the Lord" (cf. Jer. 15:16)
      • "In His law he meditates day and night" (cf. Ps. 19; 119)
    • The end thereof... (v.3)
      • "He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water" - strength and stability
      • "Which yields its fruit in its season" - fruitfulness
      • "And in whatever he does, he prospers " - prosperity (Mt. 5:3-12)
  2. "The wicked are not so..." (v. 4-5)
    • "They are like chaff which the wind drives away" (v. 4; cf. Mt. 3:12) - worthlessness, impermanence, disposable
    • "The wicked will not stand in the judgement" (v. 5) - condemnation, whether in the temporal or eternal sense
    • "Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous" (v. 5) - temporal or eternal separation from the righteous
  3. Conclusion
    • "The LORD knows the way of the righteous..."
    • "But the way of the wicked will perish. " (cf. Mt. 7:21-23)
    • Ours to choose... (Dt. 30:15; Josh. 24:15; Mt. 7:21-23)
    • God wants your happiness, but more your holiness, because only holiness leads to lasting happiness!
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